10 Fruit and Veg a Day…?
An Apple a day. 5 Fruit and Veg a day. Now 10?
However many portions of fruit and veg you manage to eat, try growing some fruit and it’ll be that bit easier… here’s the round up of last night’s fruity #WoolliesAskAlison – thanks Alison!
- Strawberries are good for beginners, grow in pot or ground and pick off runners until new plants needed after 4-ish yrs
- Lots of new Strawberry varieties including pink fruits and you can spread cropping from June to September
- Autumn raspberries simpler than summer raspberries: cut to ground in March and need little support. Fruit August to October
- Rhubarb worth garden space as you can pick whenever there’s a gap in other fruit all through the summer
- Kiwi plants hardy in most of UK. Need space and support – eg pergola. Fruit picked Oct-Dec. Choose self-fertile variety
- Apple, pear and cherry all grafted: rootstock controls vigour and height. Choose dwarf or semi dwarf for small garden
- Blueberries got popular but need damp, acid soil because grown naturally in bogs. Grow in pot if your soil not suitable
- Lots of new fruit especially berries available: Goji, Chilean Guava, Japanese wineberries. Try something different…
You can grow fruit in smallest space even patio or balcony. Berry, bush and dwarf tree all good in pots. No excuses! So, come on Woollies, what are you growing?