You want to grow your own fruit garden, but can’t seem to grow your plants properly? Here are some common mistakes related to fruit gardening which may be causing lower yields or other problems with your fruit plants.
Avoiding these mistakes is especially important if you are planning on planting a fruit orchard as it is much more difficult and expensive to remove and replant a whole tree than to replant a few berries. Here are some tips to help you avoid these problems.
Gardeners, especially newbies tend to get carried away and dream of planting just about every kind of fruit tree, berry, and plant in their fruit garden.
But this is not a good idea and can be a quite costly one if anything goes wrong with your garden. So, start small and plant just a few trees or plants which you know are not so difficult to grow at first. Believe me, you will go through some trial and error planting until you find out which fruits are best for the type of soil you have and for the climate in your area. Once your first trees or plants start growing and producing fruit you can start adding new ones little by little.
Prepare the garden site properly
I know are probably impatient to see the fruits of your labor growing and ripening, but make sure that you have prepared the ground for your fruit garden first.
Test the pH levels of your soil and its need for any additional nutrients. If adjustments need to be made – make them. Clean out the site from any weeds. Check where you stand according to the USDA climate zone map to see when growing season starts and ends and to see which types of fruit trees can best thrive in your zone.
Take proper care of the plants after planting them
Remember that planting your fruit tree is only the first step to growing your own produce. Fruit and any other type of gardening requires time, consistency and patience. If you want to grow your own garden, you need to be certain that you are ready to provide all these, and that you will actually enjoy taking care of your plants because this is the essential thing about gardening. It is supposed to relax us and make us happy, rather than bore us and cause frustration.
Hopefully, these few tips will help you get ready to grow your own fruits. Nothing is more rewarding than watching your plants and trees grow and produce fruit which you yourself have grown!