Although we are already well into summer, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any time left to keep working on your garden. In fact, now is the perfect time to head outdoors and plant some new seeds if you want your garden to continue to be full as we head into the second half of the season!
While you may already be thinking about different flowers that you’d like to plant, we have another idea for you – something that’s a little more tasty. Instead of flowers, give your best shot at growing fruits! Here are a few options that we recommend:
Strawberries are sweet when you buy them with the rest of your groceries, but they’re even sweeter when you harvest them yourself! A benefit of growing this particular fruit is that space doesn’t have to be too much of a concern – whether you have a large spot or a small spot to fill in your garden, you can still see success with your strawberry plant! Just make sure you don’t pick them off prematurely – wait until they’re really red and ripened before you dig in!
Another berry for you! Smaller than your typical strawberry but still just as delicious, raspberries are an ideal choice for your garden since they can be picked for a pretty lengthy amount of time – ripening times can start in mid-summer and last all the way through fall!
We bet you can see a pattern here – nearly any type of berry is something you should try if you’re growing a garden with foods that are safe to eat! Certain types of blueberries, such as “Bluecrop,” require winter weather conditions to produce fruit, so there may be a longer wait time before you actually get to pick anything. However, we can assure you that it will be worth the wait after you see what a homegrown blueberry tastes like on your first bite!
Growing this particular fruit may require a bit more space and care (essentially, you’ll be planting apple trees), but the result will be mighty delicious! If you’re looking for results sooner rather than later, you’ll want to dry dwarf or semi-dwarf apple trees, as they start to produce fruit at a younger age.
If there’s any taste that we automatically associate with summer, it’s watermelon. Since watermelon is an example of a vining plant you will need enough space to really let it grow and mature, but if you’re looking to make things work with little room on the ground, you may have some luck growing smaller watermelons on trellises that receive plenty of sun.
Now, are you ready to start planting? If you have some extra space in your garden, we hope you’ll give one of these fruits a try. And, if you do, be sure to share your progress with us and let us know how things come out!