Jealous of the neighbour’s incredibly giving lemon tree? Don’t be, plant your own fruit tree this year instead!
𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀:
- Do your research first: find out which trees will flourish in your region.
- Ask yourself: What types of fruit would your family enjoy eating i.e. stone or citrus?
- Self-pollinating trees like nectarine and peach can be planted alone whereas apple, plum and pear trees aren’t self-pollinating, which means you would need to plant at least two of them in order for the trees to bear fruit.
- Is your garden too small but you want variety? Consider growing your trees in pots to contain them.
- Pick a sunny area that offers well-drained soil.
- Dig a hole, place the tree inside, and mix the soil with compost (1 part for every 2 parts soil) and superphosphate (1 cup for every 2 parts soil).
- Add a drainage pipe for deep watering.
- Yes, fruit flies and other pests are an issue. Know this going in. • Daily spraying of a natural organic spray may be required.
- Prune in June or July.
𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝘂𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗯𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗶𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼-𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿. 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗸-𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗽-𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿-𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻.