Are you struggling with gardening like me? I am a perpetual beginner gardener and can never seem to get it right. I don’t know a lot about soil or pH levels or anything. I feel more safe using pots and containers for gardening so growing fruits in pots is perfect for me. If you are looking to have more fresh, organic fruit at home, growing it yourself is the perfect way to accomplish that. You don’t need a big vineyard just to grow fruit in your own backyard. There are some fruits that grow in pots, both outside and inside your home.
Fruits That Grow Well in Pots
One of the fruits that will grow well in pots is lemons. This is great news since when you make things like lemonade or want lemons for your fruit-infused water, you typically want a large amount of them. While they aren’t super expensive at the grocery store, it does add up, especially when you want to organic varieties. You can grow your own lemons right at home in a container without needing to plant large lemon trees that are difficult to take care of. Just make sure your container is in the right environment for growing.
My kids love peaches in the summer! You can also grow your own peaches at home by using pots, but they should be outside with nearly full sun to grow properly. You want to use large pots for your peach trees, with potting mix made of soil. Choose a sunny spot that does have good shelter to keep out bugs and pests that might want to eat the juicy fruit. You will feed your peach trees in the spring and may need plastic sheeting when you first plant them for extra protection.
Who doesn’t love strawberries? I can remember as a kid picking strawberries each summer and making jam with my mom. It was so much fun. Strawberries not only grow in pots, but are often one of the easiest fruits you can grow at home. You don’t need a lot of space, so pots of just about any size will be good for growing strawberries. You can grow them on your patio in pots, or even inside your home if you have enough natural sunlight. These are popular among people in apartments or townhouses who donít have backyards, but can grow them out on their balcony or patio.
You can also have fresh apples at home by using large pots. You need large pots and the dwarf apple trees in order to grow them in this manner. However, even with dwarf trees, you will still get full-sized fruit. This is also the same for pears, which grow in the same seasons. You will typically have both apples and pears between the summer and fall seasons if you start growing them in pots in the early spring. Make sure frost is gone before you start them.
As you can see, there are quite a few fruits that grow well in pots, you just need to know what kind of environment and care for each fruit. I really want to try and grow some as soon as it warms up! What would you try and grow?