Growing a Fruit Orchard
Growing a fruit orchard is a great idea! Imagine not having to go over to the fruit shop to get a missing ingredient which was meant to go into a juice which you were thinking of making. You’ll always have access to your favorite fruit (not always, but throughout the season anyways). You’ll be saving so much money on fruits that the effort required to start, grow and maintain a fruit orchard will seem meaningless in comparison.
Growing a fruit orchard isn’t a stroll through the park. However, it isn’t so difficult that you should be absolutely daunted by the process and avoid it all together. Start slowly. You don’t want to try and grow an entire fruit farm all at once. You should preferably start with your favorite fruit plant, and then take it from there, adding an increasingly growing number of fruit trees and plants once the previous ones are settled in. This way you’ll be familiar with the old plants that you’ve planted, and won’t have too much difficulty taking care of them and helping them sustain themselves. Bigger trees generally don’t require much human intervention at all once they’ve reached a certain size. Watering them after that is just a formality, otherwise they can easily survive on rainwater and the moisture provided by the ground deep beneath the surface.
Some fruit plants stay somewhat delicate throughout their lives; however this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plant them. Just try to work hard and balance your time between the plants that you’ve planted and you’ll be just fine. Before starting on your orchid, however, you should consider a few things.
1. The types of plants you want
This mainly depends on the fruit you want to eat, of course. You can decide just about any fruit, as long as you think that growing it won’t be much of a problem in your locality. You should know that certain fruits grow much better when a certain climate is provided to them. Some fruits prefer growing in really cold and dry weather, while others require warm and humid weather. Try and sync your fruit choice with the climate that your local area has. You’ll find a lot more success dealing with plants which grow with ease around your area.
On another note, some really easy to grow fruit are apples, blue berries, strawberries etc.
2. Make sure you’re not leaving
What we mean by this is that you need to be absolutely sure that you won’t be permanently leaving your house anytime soon. Moving an entire orchid with you can be quite expensive, and you might decide that you don’t think it to be worth it. This is why, before starting a fruit orchid, you should know whether you’ll be moving or not. Don’t bother with growing an orchid if you are, as it might end up as a huge waste of time, especially if you have to move right before the trees are about to bear fruit.