There are plenty of popular fruits in the garden out there. When you are not satisfied with vegetables and their green, leafy like nature you may want to try out the beautiful robust and ripe appearance of many fruits to be taken from gardening. There are plenty of fruits out there popular for gardening purposes, these fruit types includes but is not limited to; apples, peaches, pears, plums, cherries. These fruit types as you should know are grown on trees on certain orchards. There are other types of gardening fruits that do not need any trees to them however, examples of these fruits are the berries and melons which are usually grown up in vines in the garden. Fruits have one disadvantage when it comes to gardening. It is that they need plenty of space for them to grow in good quality and quantity.
If you would like to have at least one type of fruit grown in your garden you may want to try out the smaller ones as well. Other berry type fruits like strawberries, blueberries and more only need small spaces. Even a single row of strawberry plant is able to yield a huge number of juicy red strawberries for harvest. You can buy the strawberry plants and then set them out into the early spring yourself. These plants should be placed a foot apart each other to grow properly. Strawberry plants also leave runners that spread all about on the ground, so it would be advisable that you leave at least 3 feet between the rows of these plants. It is also important that you keep the patches of the strawberries well weeded. During the first years of growing them, the plants will not be able to bear their strawberry fruit. It is only during the 2nd years that strawberries are able to bear generous amounts of harvest.
Raspberries both black and red, blueberries, blackberries and currants grow out in certain bush types of plants. Currants will need a moist and somewhat cool type of temperature for them to grow while blueberries require acidic soil for them to grow. All of these berry type plants should be set apart 3 to 4 feet away from each other. You can plant them 6 to 8 feet apart when planting them in rows for maximum survivals.
Grapes and other vine types of fruits should be trained over a wire or wooden arbors. A vine is not able to produce grape fruits until it reaches at least 2 years of age. But after bearing fruit, it will continue to do so for at most 50 years. Melons need to be planted from seeds every year. Cantaloupes, honeydew melons and watermelons need a very long and warm growing season, and plenty of space for their sprawling vines to grow properly. In cooler temperatures, the seeds may need to be planted in protected areas.
If you learn the appropriate types of soil, climate and/or conditioner of the area before planting them, then you will be able to have a nice garden filled with fruits yourself.