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Growing Blueberries

The year-round ornamental appeal of blueberry plants was covered in a recent entry, today I’ll look at the specifics of growing blueberries in the home garden. Key considerations when growing blueberries are selecting the right variety for your climate, and ensuring that the acidic PH soil requirements are satisfied.There are various categories of blueberries including: lowbush, northern highbush, southern highbush, and rabbiteye types. The southern highbush and rabbiteye types are best suited f...
Tags: Gardening, Growing Organic Fruits


Enjoying Elderberries

You won’t find elderberries on display at your local market, but elderberry bushes make my list of easy growing organic fruits for the backyard gardener. Elderberries are also very attractive plants that fit well in the ornamental edible landscape. Why Grow Elderberries Most berries are easier to grow and less susceptible to insect damage than common tree fruits such as apples, peaches, and plums. But elderberries are even more convenient ...
Tags: Gardening, Growing Organic Fruits, Sutherland York Blue Elder Adams Nova, Goldbeere Allesso Haschberg


Blueberry Bushes

Ornamental blueberry bushes make a wonderful addition to the home garden, providing an attractive accent to the landscape regardless of the season. Blueberries deserve to be planted more often strictly for their ornamental qualities.In early spring blueberry bushes are completely covered with small, white or pink, bell shaped blossoms. The flowers last a week or two, attracting honeybees until they drop to reveal the first signs of the fruit that will grow and ripen over the next several months....
Tags: Gardening, Growing Organic Fruits


Grow an Orchard on the Patio or Balcony

What’s not to like about potted fruit trees decorating the patio, deck, or balcony? Have you given thought to the idea of growing potted fruit trees as an alternative, or in addition to the typical orchard of fruit trees that are planted in the ground?If you’ve dismissed the idea of cultivating your own homegrown fruits, it’s time to reconsider… regardless of whether you’re in the city or country, container grown fruits could be a perfect fit. Fantastic Advantages of...
Tags: Gardening, Balcony, Growing Organic Fruits, Fruit Tree, Exotic Fruit, Growing Fruit In Containers, Grafted Fruit


More Unusual Fruits from the Islands

Here’s the follow up article to finish describing the exotic Caribbean tropical fruits that I challenged you to identify in a previous post. James managed to name them all correctly and will receive a prize in the form of a PRO digging fork that he says will come in very handy as he cultivates his raised bed garden.There are many unusual fruits found growing in St. Croix, and I did my best to throw a slight curve by showing a different view on any common tropical fruits that were included in the...
Tags: Gardening, Pennsylvania, Caribbean, Islands, James, St Croix, Growing Organic Fruits, Uncommon-Fruits, University of the Virgin Islands, Tropical Fruits, Edible Plant Identification, St Croix Next, Virgin Island Sustainable Farm Institute


Identifying Exotic Fruits of the Caribbean

Looks like the exotic fruit challenge that was posted last week offered much more of a test than the previous garden riddle that many found a lot easier to solve.I have to give James credit for making short work of it and coming up with the correct identity for all of the strange and exotic fruits that were presented. I didn’t moderate his comment until today but he responded on Saturday and was the first and only person to get them all right.James admitted to taking advantage of the clues offer...
Tags: Gardening, California, Wikipedia, Caribbean, James, Southern California, St Croix, Ida, Growing Organic Fruits, Uncommon-Fruits, Malabar Spinach, Tropical Fruits, Edible Plant Identification, Sorrel Ida, Red Roselle Sorrel, St Croix Next


Juneberry Receives Growing Appreciation

With the native Juneberry on hand there’s no need to journey to a foreign land in search of the latest super antioxidant fruit. The Juneberry grows close to home, is willing to occupy a cozy spot in the backyard landscape, and it may turn out to be just as healthful as some of those exotic fruits that you read about in the news.Juneberries are definitely on the mind of our small garden expert Barb, as she returns to share an interesting report that serves to prove that having a limited growing a...
Tags: Garden, Gardening, Berries, Kenny, Barb, Native Plants, Growing Organic Fruits, Exotic Fruit, Juneberries, William Juneberry


Interesting Apple Facts from the Fruit Expert

It’s the rare and seasoned “vintage” gardeners that I love to corner, sit down with, and absorb every last morsel of the wisdom, history, experience, and storytelling that they gladly share with anyone who is willing to listen.I took advantage of just that kind of opportunity recently when I met Tom Burford at the Backyard Fruit Growers winter meeting and intently listened as he spoke on “All Things Fruit.” And the Expert’s Secret All-Time Favorite Apple Variety is… ...
Tags: Apple, Gardening, Tom, Growing Organic Fruits, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Burford, Growing-Organic-Apples, Backyard Fruit Growers, Heirloom-Apples, Tom Burford, Vintage Virginia Apples, Time Favorite Apple Variety, Vintage Virginia


The Backyard Fruit Growers Host another Grafting Workshop

Over the weekend the Pennsylvania Backyard Fruit Growers hosted their annual fruit tree grafting workshop at the Landis Valley Museum near Lancaster, PA. There was a great turnout of regular members, as well as new faces in the crowd lining up to obtain rootstocks and select their favorite scion wood from several long rows of tables loaded with options.My intention was to swing by, drop off some kiwi scion wood, say hello to a few friends, and return home before noon. Well it didn’t work out the...
Tags: Gardening, Les, LANCASTER Pa, Growing Organic Fruits, Dumbarton Oaks, Pennsylvania-Backyard-Fruit-Growers, Landis Valley Museum, Backyard Fruit Growers Group, Fruit Tree Grafting, Growing-Organic-Apples, Hardy Kiwis, Backyard Fruit Growers Host, Cox 's Orange Pippen Rewards of Membership


Grow Your Own Strawberries for a Decadent Treat

Today’s article featuring tips to grow your own strawberries is a guest post written by Geoff Wakeling. Geoff lives in London where he shares his life with hens, cats and a garden where you’ll find him snipping, pruning, planting, cutting, propagating, shoveling, or just plain admiring mother nature. Read on and get prepared to grow your own strawberries next season.Many people may have the perception that strawberries are best left to fruit growing experts. They seem one of the more exotic food...
Tags: Gardening, London, Straw, Growing Organic Fruits, Organic-Fruit-Production, Geoff Wakeling, Brookside Patio Furniture, Growing Strawberries, Home Grown Berries, Geoff Wakeling Geoff


Make Room for Hardy Kiwis in the Home Landscape

The usual response I receive after mentioning the hardy kiwis growing in my backyard is; “I didn’t know you could grow those here!” Hardy kiwis are smaller than the fruits you’ll find at the grocer and they aren’t covered with fuzz. Other than that they are very similar, productive, and suitable for cultivation in Northern climates.This is the second season of growing my hardy kiwi vines and up to this point the focus has been entirely on training and getting the plants off to a good start. I pl...
Tags: Gardening, Geneva, Meyer, Les, Growing Organic Fruits, Meader, Hardy Kiwis, Exotic Fruit, Ananasnaya Arbor, Cordifolia, Backyard Fruit Growers, Cordifolia Les, Purpurea


Ten Unique Fruits for the Backyard Garden

This year has been a great season for growing fruits in the backyard garden. From the berry plants that opened the season to the kiwi fruits that are closing it out. Fruits are a great addition to the backyard and can be cultivated in the garden, scattered throughout the landscape, or be confined to containers on the patio or deck.While apples and pears are familiar and traditional fruits for the home gardener, I like to include some of the more uncommon choices such as Juneberries, Aronia, Figs...
Tags: Gardening, St Croix, Central Pennsylvania, Growing Organic Fruits, Backyard Fruits, Organic-Fruit-Production, Uncommon-Fruits, Backyard Garden


Foraging for Wild Pawpaw Fruits in Pennsylvania

For Backyard Fruit Lovers Fall is an exciting time here in Central Pennsylvania with events such as the apple harvest, the Backyard Fruit Grower’s annual fruit tasting, and this past weekend’s Pawpaw tour all featured on the calendar.Ask most people about Pawpaws and you’ll get the same looks as though you had mentioned Jujube Trees because they are both relatively uncommon fruits, even among experienced gardeners. But unlike Jujubes, in this area Pawpaws grow wild and are easy to forage if you ...
Tags: Gardening, America, Ted, Pennsylvania, Npr, Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River, Growing Organic Fruits, Pawpaw, Lancaster County PA, Backyard Fruit Grower, Foraging Wild Plants, Pennsylvania-Backyard-Fruit-Growers, Ted Weeden, Pawpaws, Backyard Fruit Growers Organization


Citrus Fruits for the Northern Gardener

If you’re a regular here at Veggie Gardening Tips you know how much I enjoy growing unusual and challenging varieties of fruits and vegetables in the garden. One thing that’s been missing in my backyard is any type of citrus fruit.I’ve been intrigued by the idea of growing citrus plants and have often been tempted to purchase one of the lemon or lime trees that I’ve seen on occasion at local greenhouses. So of course I was interested when Brighter Blooms contacted me and asked if I would like to...
Tags: Gardening, Pennsylvania, Meyer Lemon, Growing Organic Fruits, Meyer lemon tree, Fruit-Tree-Nurseries, Home Grown Fruit, Tropical Fruits, Brighter Blooms, Eureka Lemon Satsuma, Brighter Blooms Nursery


Creative Uses for Blueberry Plants Around the House

I learned a creative new use for blueberry plants during a visit to Costco this week. The latest shipment of plants was on display and included the usual ornamental shrubs, trees, and landscape perennials. But of course the thing that caught my eye was the attractive blueberry bushes that were covered with those unusually shaped white flowers!They looked great and I began checking the varieties when two women approached who were shopping for new plants for their own landscape. For a second they ...
Tags: Gardening, Costco, Growing Organic Fruits, Backyard Landscaping, Blueberry-Plants, Ornamental Fruits, Blueberry Plants Around the House


Tips for Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

The previous article shared some great reasons to cultivate a backyard orchard in containers, and today it’s time to follow up with ideas to help you get started with growing fruit trees in pots.Oranges, apples, limes, blueberries, bananas, and pomegranates are among the most popular choices for growing fruit trees in containers. Then there are my personal favorite potted fruits; fig trees, which are easy to grow, productive, and hardy in many areas. Read on for general cultivation tips and idea...
Tags: Gardening, Growing Organic Fruits, Fruit Tree, Container Garden, Choosing Containers, Edible-Container-Gardening, Growing Fruit In Containers, Patio Orchard


Ten Unique Fruits for the Backyard Garden

This year has been a great season for growing fruits in the backyard garden. From the berry plants that opened the season to the kiwi fruits that are closing it out. Fruits are a great addition to the backyard and can be cultivated in the garden, scattered throughout the landscape, or be confined to containers on the patio or deck. While apples and pears are familiar and traditional fruits for the home gardener, I like to include some of the more uncommon choices such as Juneberries, Aronia, Fig...
Tags: St Croix, Central Pennsylvania, Growing Organic Fruits, Backyard Fruits, Organic-Fruit-Production, Uncommon-Fruits, Backyard Garden