You may have already seen or eaten those mini oranges that taste super sweet and have the thinnest peel. But have you ever wondered what they are? These citrus fruits are called clementines and can easily be grown in your own garden. Clementine trees are ideal for beginner gardeners who want to grow citrus trees as houseplants. This is because clementines are hardier than their relatives and caring for them isn’t as difficult as you may think.
Harvesting fresh fruit that you have grown yourself is one of the most rewarding parts of gardening. There is an uncomplicated joy in tasting fruit picked straight from the tree or gathering a plate of produce to feed your family. But knowing when to harvest your fruits is key if you’re going to enjoy them in their best condition.
When we dream of the tropics or rainforests, lots of banana trees pop to mind. But did you know that bananas don’t actually grow on trees? Some people may refer to them as palm trees, but in actual fact, banana plants are large perennial herbs. In this article, we’ve covered all the facts about banana trees, with some great tips on how to grow and care for these beautiful plants.
Arbequina is an extremely long-lived olive tree that originates in the Mediterrenean. With its evergreen foliage and quick growth habit, this olive tree can easily be grown in the backyard or in a container.
The Meyer lemon tree is a result of pollination between a lemon tree and mandarin. This hybrid fruit bearing tree is one of the easiest fruit trees to grow and care for.
Growing avocados as houseplants or outdoors is a fun way of enjoying the beauty of these trees. But if you’re after their fruit, you’ll be waiting for a long time - Unless you move yourself to a warmer climate! With enough patience though, your avocado seedling will eventually turn into shiny, oval leaves before it’s ready for potting.
Creeping thyme is one of the many types of thyme available, which is a herb commonly cultivated for culinary use. Though creeping thyme is edible, it is not usually grown for this use, and instead is considered to be an ornamental plant that works well as ground cover. Creeping thyme has small, decorative oval leaves covering wiry stems, and when crushed, they will emit a pleasant fragrance similar to common thyme.
Pumpkins are a type of winter squash that grows on a vine that can range from a compact 2 feet to a lengthy 20 feet long, so depending on the variety of plant, you can find one that is suitable for any sized garden. These plants have a long growing season of around 100 days, so they will grow in any region that has at least this many frost-free days.
Tomato plants are one of the most popular types of plants in a home gardeners vegetable plot (even though they are technically considered to be a fruit). This is because tomato plants are incredibly easy to grow in a wide range of climates, they require very little maintenance, and they produce large yields of delicious and commonly eaten tomatoes.
Summer squash is, botanically speaking, technically considered to be fruits; however, most people treat them as vegetables. They are different from winter squash in that they are harvested during summer, in fact, any time from late spring right through to fall, whereas winter squash is harvested in fall and winter.
Beets are a great vegetable to grow at home because they adapt to a wide range of soil types and climates and grow easily. They are also a versatile vegetable that produces almost no wastage, as both the root and the foliage of the plant are edible and delicious.
Apple trees are very rewarding to grow at home. They are a beautiful ornamental tree, especially when in bloom and also produce bountiful harvests of edible fruits. Here you can learn about some of the best types of apple trees to grow in your home garden, which climates they are most suited to, and what their care requirements are.