7 Fruits You Can Grow in Containers

7 Fruits You Can Grow in Containers

Do you dream of growing your own fresh fruit, but don’t have the space? No worries! There are plenty of fruits that you can grow in containers, right in the comfort of your own home or patio. Growing your own fruit in containers doesn’t have to be a daunting task; in fact it can be a fun challenge. Take a look below at seven fruits you can grow in containers so you too can enjoy fresh fruit at your fingertips.

1) Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow in containers, and you will find that they grow in abundance too. You can purchase blueberries in shrub form, and plant them in a roomy container that is full of nutrient rich, well drained soil. They do love lots of sun, so a patio spot that gets at least 6 hours a day is sufficient.

2) Lemons

More specifically, Meyer Lemons are perfect for growing in containers and can also add some whimsy to your space. Buy as a sapling and plant in a roomy container that it can grow into, and be sure to use quality soil. Lemon trees do love heat, so at least 6 hours of sun a day is good. They can be brought in during the cold months for protection and they will continue to grow and produce!

3) Strawberries

Who doesn’t love fresh strawberries? You can grow your own strawberries in hanging baskets, planters, and even planting boxes. They are so simple to grow and even just a few plants will give you pounds of produce. Strawberry plants like the plants above also love warm sun, at least 6 hours a day, and well drained soil to thrive.

4) Figs

This Mediterranean fruit does quite well indoors, and a young sapling is all you need to get pounds of produce. They do like the warmth but can still be grown year round if you bring the plant indoors during the winter months. Be sure to prune regularly, and find a pot that allows the fig sapling plenty of room to expand.

5) Mulberries

Mulberries are a small and sweet berry much like raspberries, and they are perfect for growing in containers. You can grow your own mulberries by potting a small sapling or shrub, and you will find that it yields excellent results. They do love warmth, but don’t require as much as the fruits above. A good 4 hours of sun a day will do.

6) Limes

Like the Meyer Lemons, there are small lime varieties you can grow in pots as well! Since limes are a small fruit, you will find that they don’t mind the small growing space as long as they have 6-8 hours of warm sun per day as well as plenty of pot space and nutrient rich soil. Having limes on hand is a great way to garnish your drinks quickly!

7) Raspberries

Raspberries tend to vine and twirl, but if you can prune often you might have luck with a raspberry bush. You can in fact grow raspberries in containers, as long as they are roomy and allow for root growth. Raspberries do love sun but don’t need as much as the other fruits above, about 4-6 solid hours a day is sufficient.

If one of these fruits is your favorite, why not consider growing it in a pot this growing season? Head to your local gardening center for small shrubs and saplings to get started, then start enjoying fresh fruit at your fingertips, no gardening plot required!

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