If gardening is you favorite hobby then some time or the other the thought of a luscious fruit garden must have haunted you. Fruit gardens can look and smell amazingly good.
Also, having a nice and ripe fruit garden can often fulfill your nutrition needs without visiting a market.
So here is how one can plan a fruit garden:
First, for planning and growing any kind of garden it is imperative that one has the right kind of space, soil, water supply, availability of sunlight etc. The same is to be considered before planning your fruit garden as well.
The next thing is to eke out a proper plan. At least one can draw a rough chart on paper deciding on the area and the type of fruit plants one wants to grow.
One also has to remember that different fruits need different environment and seasons to grow. Also, climatic conditions are an essential factor to be considered.
Once all these things are taken care of, start working on your fruit garden. The ideal time to plant fruit plants and seeds are either during the summer season or autumn.
Choose out colorful and interesting plants for your fruit garden. Keep a section of the garden for traditional fruit trees like pears, oranges, apples and peaches. To give an oriental touch, one can also plant banana and date trees around the borders of the garden.
Try out smaller and plumper fruit plant growth like cherries, strawberries and different types of berries as well.
While planting the trees one has two options generally. There are bare root plants that are available in the market. And also, fruit plant seeds can be bought. Incase, one decides to plant a bare-root directly, then one has to prepare the ground.
A ‘14-18’ deep hole would suffice for putting the bare-root in. Also create abundant width in the hole. Use some natural manure or compost to spread inside the hole. Then plant the bare-root inside. Water it properly.
One important point while planting these fruit plants is that there must be abundant space between the plants. This ensures that the growth of the plants is proper.
Remember that these plants will grow into trees with passing time. So maintain at least a ’15 feet’ distance between two plants.
Other than this, pollination, irrigation and insect control are other important aspects to look into. Bugs, insects, ants, small animals, birds etc. will constantly disturb the growth of the plants. So try to fence or shelter them. Timely pesticide spray is another requirement.
For further information, one must always consult an expert fruit gardener.