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Some Fruit can Grow in Pots

Are you enthusiastic about growing your own fruit but are restricted in terms of space and climate? Growing fruits in containers is the perfect consideration for you. The requirements are cut down to merely a big pot, potting soil and space with at least six hours of sunlight daily.

Before You Plant…

You need to choose the container carefully. The success of the fruits will, among other things, depend on the container used. Most fruits do well in containers with a diameter of about 45-50cm (18-20in)

Large clay pots are ideal for planting fruits in because they are heavy and stable. Plastic, on the other hand, is light and easy to manage.

The planting time for most fruits is insignificant. Nevertheless, spring is particularly good for most fruits. During spring, most fruits are able to easily grow new roots and get better established in the potting soil.

If you use clay pots, ensure that plenty of small broken pieces of clay pots (crocks) are placed at the bottom. This helps in retaining the potting media during watering.

The fertility of the potting soil should be enhanced using good quality compost. You can also mix multi-purpose compost with a third volume grit or perlite. Always add in controlled release fertilizer pellets or feed your plants high-potassium liquid tomato feed every two weeks.

Strawberries

Strawberries need plenty of growth space, but in spite of that, they thrive unbelievably well in containers. They also do quite well indoors so you can have fresh strawberry all year long. To grow them choose a sunny spot preferably next to a window. Artificial lighting can also supplement sunlight for strawberries.

Pineapple

If you want to enjoy fresh pineapple anytime of the year, grow them yourself. You do not have to live in the tropics, just get a gallon-sized container and choose a sunny spot. Get a freshly cut pineapple crown with a bit of the fruit on and soak it in water. After it has soaked up the moisture for a day plant it in the container and place it on the decks or balcony. Bring it into the house during winter nights.

Cantaloupe

You can easily grow enough cantaloupe to last the entire summer in containers. Let the cantaloupe spill to the sides of the container and choose a spot with enough space for the vines.

Other Excellent Considerations

Meyer Lemons

Apricots

Blueberries, Raspberries, Goji berries, blackberries, honey berries

Watermelons

Bananas

Cherries

Apples

Figs

Grapes

Olives

Peaches

Pears

Plums

Rhubarb

Currants