a berries are in fashion. Blackberries, strawberries, currants, blueberries despite their wild origins, are perfectly cultivated in pots and gardens. These small fruits are highly valued for their ornamental value as a plant and for their fruiting properties. In fact, they are commonly found for sale in specialty stores, kindergartens, and even supermarkets. They are simpler and easier to find, which is why today we want to dedicate one of our articles to them.
All that there are gravid species, other than strawberries, require moist soils, mild temperatures, free from frost and extreme temperatures. To grow them properly, it is better to follow the clues of nature, imitating the conditions of nature.
Planting and maintenance advice
- If you plan to keep them in pots, it’s best to keep them wide and deep so that their roots stay moist at all times.
- Keep the soil well watered and mulch with straw or pine bark
- Protect them from direct sun, you can make it shelter from other plants
- The enemies of frost and wind are
- Water them sufficiently during the flowering and fruit forming phase, then reduce the watering so that the fruits harden
- You can compost them for fruit trees
- Its fruits ripen from late spring to fall
- They are harvested according to the maturity of the fruit, its size and its color.
Species best suited to growing in gardens or in pots
- Strawberries. Its scientific name is Fragaria vesca and the only fruit in the forest is not a shrub. You need soil that is rich in organic matter and plenty of irrigation. He likes sunny places, but does not reach extreme temperatures. They need supplies of iron and magnesium.
- Red raspberry. This plant tolerates extreme temperatures, high and low. You need moist, loose and drained soils. It takes two years to bear fruit. The freshly picked fruits are very rich and can be used in smoothies and desserts. Its scientific name is Rubus idaeus.
- Blueberry. Its scientific name is Vaccinum myrtillus. It is a species that tolerates the cold very well, but hates extreme heat. Protect it from the wind because its fruits will soon fall. It bears fruit between July and September and is soft and bluish in color and is used to prepare jams, jellies and liqueurs.
- Ripe or ripe. It is a plant of the Rosaceae family. There is a variety called “Black satin” which produces large fruits and does not have thorns on the plant. The fruits are harvested at the end of summer and can be eaten raw and in jams. It is a climbing plant that needs support to grow.
- Currant. Its scientific name is Ribes rubrum and it is a deciduous shrub that can reach up to two meters in height. The fruits are presented in small clusters and have an intense red color. This plant will not bear fruit in the first year, you have to wait until the second year to get them. You need well-drained soils, a sunny location, and protection from the wind.
- Gooseberry. Its Latin name is Ribes uva-crispa and it is a small shrub with thorns that usually goes in pairs or trials. Its taste is not very sweet, so it is not recommended to eat it raw. With it you can prepare juices, sorbets, jellies and jams.
- Cassis Its scientific name is Ribes nigrum and a shrub without shrubs. The plant gives off an unpleasant and unpleasant odor. Blackcurrant, as its name suggests, is black in color and is eaten raw, in jellies, juices and jams.
The variety is amazing, all you have to do is pick your favorites and best suited to your garden. Plant them early, because you already know that it takes two years to bear fruit. And from them, when they are ready in your garden, not only can you enjoy them naturally, but they can also be used to make fruit preserves, jams and smoothies. In some cases at Vivir Hogar we talked about cooking recipes with fresh, freshly cut and tasteful fruits. I think this will be a good time to get the most out of it once the planting is ready. Do not you think?