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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: Growing fruit in containers Reply with quote

Hi there, I've just started a blog about my attempts to grow fruit in containers. I do posts on everything I've learnt along with plenty of pictures. If you have grown fruit in containers and have any advice please let me know. I'm hoping to learn from as many sources as possible.
If you know nothing about this topic then you can have a look and see if there are any ideas that might be of interest.

Happy gardening
Smile Maria

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the site Maria. But is it really possible to grow fruit well in containers and have good fruit? Like how do you feed say an apple tree in a container after a few years when it has lots of roots? Someone in a garden centre said to me that you could scrape of the top compost and replace it, is that true?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: fruit in containers Reply with quote

Well, I don't know the answer to that one and that's why I'm going to be doing some experiments to see how effective it is. I've read some books that say it is possible and yes they say to scrape off the top couple of inches and replace it with fresh stuff every year. Obviously the crop will be smaller, but they are easier to net from birds if necessary or move to a warmer place.
Smaller bush fruits are very easty to grow succesfully incontainers except maybe raspberries.

WE'll just have to see Smile

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