Intro: How to Grow Fruit (Even If You Have a Tiny Yard)

Just imagine yourself stepping outside your kitchen into your small yard, and being able to bite into sweet luscious fruit, week after week, all summer long.

If you have a sunny spot as small as 4 feet by 4 feet, you can grow a fruit tree, grapevine, blueberry or gooseberry bush, strawberries, or more…

Most fruit trees grown today are semi-dwarfs. What comes to your mind when you read “semi-dwarf” fruit tree? Dwarf, right? A small tree.  Did you know that a single semi-dwarf fruit tree can grow 10-15 feet high (as tall as your house), and take up nearly 300 square feet in your yard? Yikes!

In that same size area, you can instead grow a miniature fruit garden less than 6 feet tall with a variety of fruit that you can harvest over several months.

Learn how you can grow lots of juicy fruit in a small space with this 6-part series of articles. In this series, I walk you step-by-step through the basics of designing and planting your own miniature fruit garden. I also provide links to tons of resources to help you succeed – including videos, websites, and books!

So, go ahead and get started on Part 1:

Part 1: Eight Reasons Why You Should Grow a Miniature Fruit Garden

Part 2: How To Design Your Own Miniature Fruit Garden

Part 3: How to Select Fruit Varieties That Will Thrive in Your Garden

Part 4: Six Steps to Planting a Successful Fruit Garden

Part 5: Growing Berries and Grapes in Your Mini Fruit Garden

Part 6: Growing Dwarf Fruit Trees in Your Mini Fruit Garden

 

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Sunaina Karmakar - July 2, 2016 Reply

I too have a small kitchen garden where I grow vegetables like tomato, brinjal, potato, lady fingers. Fruits like banana and mango are grown here. I always wanted to grow dwarf juicy fruits in my garden. I will try these techniques.

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