Patio containers are a great option to grow your very own fruit garden in your Lakewood apartment. Whether you choose soft fruits such as currants or even hearty fruits like apples or peaches, you can enjoy your own mini orchard in your apartment patio. Be sure to feed and water regularly to ensure healthy growth
- Red, White, Black Currants
These can be grown as bushes or trained to climb on a trellis and should be planted in large containers with soil-based potting mix with well-composted organic matter. Be sure to water regularly and keep them in a cool and partly shaded area of your apartment patio or balcony.
Some great cherry plant options include Compact Stella and Maynard Mini Stem. Be sure to plant in large pots with soil-based potting mix and keep them in a sheltered and sunny spot.
Some great options for peach trees include Bonanza and Garden Lady, among others. Peaches require the same care as cherries, and should have a soil-based potting mix and plenty of sunshine.
Some popular pear varieties include Williams’ Bon Chretien’, Doyenne du Comice and Dwarf Lilliput. These are ideal for containers and should be well-watered throughout the spring and summer months.
A few popular choices are Egremont Russet, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Discovery or Elstar. Dwarf varieties are best for pots and containers and should also receive plenty of water throughout the spring and summer months.