The cherry on top.
By Hans Wieland
A friend once told me that he had lost his fear of heights by climbing a big cherry tree to get to those sweet forbidden fruits! Eating fruits straight from the tree or bush is probably the best advertisement for growing them organically. The flavour and aroma of freshly picked strawberries, figs, plums and pears eaten on a warm sunny day beats anything coming out of a fridge or cold store. And I believe growing fruit is generally easier than growing vegetables, because fruit bushes and trees need far less attention, don’t take a lot of maintenance and will generally give you a good harvest. Fruits are a great low fat source of nutrients, vitamins and important antioxidants. Not only that, children love the sweet taste and fresh or dried fruit make a great healthy alternative to sugary sweets.
How to start?
A vast array of fruits can be grown very easily in pots, containers, gardens and orchards. Some are ideal for small spaces; like strawberries or potted raspberries.