Fruit so generally comes in two forms, tree and bush fruit. Apples, peaches, cherries and citrus fruits are all trees, although blackberries, raspberries and blueberries are all fruit bushes. Strawberries, other fruit commonly grown, grow as ground covers or low-growing shrubs. All fruit trees need full sun and well-drained soil in which to thrive. A home garden can provide fruit garden with fruit you can eat fresh, preserving or cooking, from jams to cakes.
- Select an area of your fruit garden with full sun and well-drained soil. If you want to grow fruit trees you need about 25 to 30 feet between each tree.
- Choose fruits you want to grow in your garden. Make sure plants are resistant to a resistance area of Department of Agriculture of United States.
- Add 3 to 4 inches of compost to surface of ground where you want to plant your fruit garden. Work compost into soil to a depth of 12 to 36 inches
- Dig holes for your fruit plants. Dig holes as large as root balls of trees and 3 times wider. Trees spaced 25 to 30 feet away and berry bushes 1 to 2 feet away. Place fruit in hole and fill holes with soil and last, spread fruit with water.