Penny1's Edible Backyard
About My Edible Backyard
Why Penny1 Love's Edible Plants
We only have a small backyard but we successfully grow lemons (2 trees Myer Lemons) 1 Apricot Tree; 1 Nectarine Tree; 1 Orange (Navel) and I have one Tahitian Lime in a very large pot. We have a white grape vine to give us not only fruit but privacy on our side fence.
On the other side of the house we have a pomegranate tree and in the front of the house we have 2 Cherry trees; 1 Fig Tree and another Pomegranate Tree.
The challenge for us was to get the Cherry trees to fruit - we get sea breezes and it is often not frosty enough for the trees, however, we have been really successful. I can't say that we get bucket loads each year, however, we manage to get enough for our own needs.
All the trees have provided us with an abundance of fruit and we have enough to usually give to friends and neighbours.
This winter has been wonderful - the last 5 years have been really poor and the challenge with water restrictions was to try and keep the trees watered enough for them to keep going and to produce fruit.
Our next challenge is to pot a mango and an avocado as we have a conservatory type room at the back of the house which is warm in the winter and summer and because of the glass, I think it might work! We'll give it a go. Wish us luck!
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