A beginner’s guide to growing fruit

A beginner's guide to growing fruit

Creating a fruit lover’s utopia in your garden or allotment is easier than you’d think. Head gardener Lucy Chamberlain explains how

Read parts one and two of this series.

Many people’s response to the thought of growing fruit in their garden is “I haven’t got room”, “the birds will eat it before I do”, “I’d rather grow flowers because they’re prettier”, or “it’s a bit too tricky”. Well, they’re wrong. And they’re missing out. Here’s why.

It’s perfectly possible for a beginner to successfully grow a good crop of apples, pears, plums, cherries, figs, apricots, peaches, nectarines, raspberries, grapes, kiwi berries, blackberries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, and strawberries in a small space.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2017/jul/18/a-beginners-guide-to-growing-fruit

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