Fruit That You Can Plant in Your New Home’s Garden
Who doesn’t like freshly picked fruit from the garden? Fresh and organic fruit from your garden not only gives you inner satisfaction but they are also a source of good nutrition. The thought of growing fruit trees by yourself in your home has a scary aura to it but if you choose the variety of plants wisely, you can save all the pain of taking extra care of the plants. Of course, they will require a little care like all plants do but no extra care is required.
The reward of ripe fruits from your own garden cannot be met by anything else. Apart from being a source of nutrition, fruit trees are also an aesthetically pleasing addition to your garden.
Some of the trees that can be a good source of fruit with low maintenance are:
Figs are a very nutritional summer fruit. They give the best crops in a hot and sunny season, also make sure their roots are restricted, if not they might not give the results you expect. Since fig trees give countless fruit at a time, it is better to learn some fig preserve recipes if you have a fig tree planted in your backyard. A person who has no experience in making fig preserves or jams might think of it as a daunting and tedious task but it is not true. It is a simple and easy process that requires a total of four to five ingredients. The ingredients are also easily available and there is a great chance that you have them available at home.
All you need is fresh figs (of course), sugar, water, cinnamon, and lemon. I am pretty sure there is not a single ingredient that you won’t have lying around at your home. Once you are done gathering the ingredients all that you need to do is wash the figs, cut the lemons into really thin slices for better flavor, then get a large saucepan, mix water, sugar, and cinnamon and then bring the mixture to a boil. Once the mixture comes to a boil turn the heat down and add the figs. Leave it for 45 minutes and then take the pan off the heat. After this put the figs with the syrup and lemon slices in jars, let it cool and you are good to go. You can use these fig preserves in many sweet dishes and salads.
Kids and adults alike are a big fan of freshly picked juicy strawberries. The versatility and low maintenance of strawberry plants are what makes it so popular. You can grow them in containers, baskets, pots and on the ground. No matter the place, they won’t give you a hard time. You can start growing them in January so that you enjoy your fruit throughout the months of June and July.
Blueberries have been growing famous in the past few years due to their versatile nature. They go well in fruit salads, smoothies, jams and what not. Moreover, they are extremely easy to grow as well. The best part is that their white spring flowers give your garden an eye-pleasing look. They grow immensely in three seasons which is why they come under the three season shrub category. One thing that you have to take care of is that the soil in which you will grow your blueberries should be acidic.
Grape vines are very easy to grow. You don’t have to do a lot of work after planting the seeds. There is a wide variety of grapes that you can choose from. The only problem you would face is while harvesting time is near. At that time, all the birds and other animals might try to feast on your grapes but a good scarecrow will do the task for you and scare the birds away.