THE TREND IN ORGANIC GARDENING IS NOW GLOBAL. Different regions around the world grow their own versions of organic gardens. Plants that are grown are based on regions different climate. In the U.S., most gardeners that are into organic gardening are more focused in growing their own organic vegetables in their own backyards. But what if a fruit that comes from fruit bearing trees is what you always crave for? Then, planting your own fruit trees can solve the problem for you. Even if it is years before you reap the benefits of your fruit trees, it will be rewarding and self fulfilling once your fruit trees start to bear fruits and you start to harvest what you have sowed. So, how do we grow our fruit trees? Here are 7 simple tricks to follow.
1. Space and Distance
You need a lot of space if you want to grow different fruit trees in your garden. 6-8 feet is the minimum distance that a single tree needs from its closest neighbor tree. This will give the roots of the tree a room for growth as the tree also grows.
2. Tree size
The size of the tree that you want to grow is also very important. A quick search about the tree that you are interested in planting will go a long way in your tree planting preparations. By knowing the type, size and how tall the tree would become once fully grown will help you decide on where you will want to place your tree in your garden.
If your trees are not the self pollinating types, make sure that your trees when they have grown are visited by pollinator insects. Your tree will not bear fruit if doesn’t go through the process of pollination. Hiring bees to pollinate your tress from your local beekeeper is also an option once your tree has grown into maturity and ready to bear fruits.
4. Planting Fruit Trees
A good quality of soil that drains well is what you want when you are planting your fruit trees. Make sure that your soil packs a lot of good compost and it has enough room for roots to grow as your tree is growing. When you receive your fruit tree seedling from your local stores that sells different kinds of fruit tree seedlings, you must plant it immediately. If your planting site is not yet ready, make sure that your tree seedling is soaked in a bucket of water. This will keep the roots of your tree to stay moist until you are ready to plant your tree in your desired location in the garden.
Make an artificial drainage system that will make it easier for you to water your fruit tree as it grows. Making use of a plastic pipe with holes drilled at the sides; insert it in your soil until it reaches the base of the roots to just above your soil level. Doing this method is important to minimize surface rooting.
6. Pruning Fruit Trees
Pruning your fruit trees once it has grown its branches and leaves is important. By pruning your tree, your branches will not become over crowded thus allowing plenty of sunshine which helps to ripen the fruits of your tree. It will also help control the diseases that your tree may encounter in the future.
Fertilize your fruit trees regularly. Use safe and naturally made fertilizers in fertilizing your trees. Your trees need a lot of nutrients as it grows. By regularly applying fertilizers, your growing tree will meet its needed nutrients until it grows into maturity. Best advice before applying fertilizers in your fruit trees is to have a professional soil test done. The laboratory results that you will receive on the soil test done in your garden will be your basis on what and how to fertilize your trees the right way.