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Fruits You Can Easily Grow In Your Garden

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Fruits are a great way to add nutrient-rich food to your diet. When it comes to acquiring various fruits, the easiest way to get them is to purchase them at a grocery store or farmer’s market. Is it really worth what you’re paying, though?

It’s pretty easy to grow fruit in a garden that is kept well. But we don’t always have the luxury of leaving the house to venture out for different fruits. To save yourself some time, here’s a list of fruits you can actually grow inside:

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1. Strawberries

You can grow these delicious little red fruits in a pot on the window sill looking out to the street. If you plan on growing them, the best time of year for them is early summer to late autumn.

Still, crave strawberries during the fall? Just find the brightest room with the most sunlight during the day and sit on the window sill.

Not only do they produce fruit quickly, but they also don’t need a lot of space to grow. The right environment and care should provide you with this tiny citrus fruit all year long.

2. Grapes

Vineyards with thousands of grapevines dot the landscapes near wineries. The best part of these bite-sized fruits is they can be grown inside your home. If you have the resources, build a conservatory room. With the right guidance, the vines should creep along the frames and walls as they continue to grow.

There is also the option to get a plant that’s already begun to grow and produce fruit if you do not wish to wait so long.

3. Figs

To grow figs, first, make sure you have adequate space for a large pot. The type of fig you are that grows indoors best is called Negro Largo. Figs love indirect sunlight and can be given plant food during the season.

Wonderful for apartments, figs grow the best in cool of environment of 65 degrees. Not only will you be growing delicious fruit, but they make great decorations for your living space.

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4. Papaya

Because the papaya is tropical fruit, direct sunlight is best for optimal grown. Fertilize occasionally and maintain a consistent watering schedule to ensure the plant never goes thirsty.

They grow best in an environment with a temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Proper care will ensure the plant grows continuously, so be sure to trim excess leaves as it grows to keep it manageable. In as little as six months it can grow anywhere from 12 to 24 inches tall. Wait another month or two after that, and your papayas will be ready to eat.

5. Mulberries

These are a little harder to acquire but are easy to care for once you do. Because it takes about 10 years for a mulberry seed to bear fruit, you are best off buying a dwarf-sized mulberry bush from somewhere like Home Depot or Lowe’s.

Like many other fruits, the best time to harvest mulberry is in the summer.

For optimal growth, first, transfer your mulberry bush into a larger pot than it came in. Then place your pot in a room where the tree can soak up all the sunlight it wants. Because the plant grows slowly, it’ll require a bit of patience to wait for the long, large and black fruit it bears.

6. Watermelon

With how they grow, most people wouldn’t think that this one is possible. They can grow with no problem in a large pot. In a warm and sunny room, train your vines to grow along special supports. Supports can be made out of a variety of things, so check what is safest if you have any pets in your home.

Be sure to build your supports, be they wood or wire, as sturdy as you can to support the heavy fruit.

7. Apricots

These are actually super easy to grow in pots, provided you place them in an area with plenty of suns. You will need to find a compost that does not use soil of any kind and make sure there is proper drainage so the roots don’t stay submerged in water.

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For easy pollination, take a small brush and transfer pollen to each flower gently. As your tree grows, remove the bad apricots so the best of them gain the most nutrients.

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