Dwarf trees, from which you can make a real orchard right on the balcony.
Many lovers to feast on fresh apples, pears and other fruits and berries dream of their garden, but do not have it.
Dom-v-sadu.ruI found out that you can now create a fruiting orchard on your balcony, loggia, or even on a window. There are special dwarf fruit trees that need very little space and they can grow in the most ordinary pot. Dwarf trees, with proper care, can outweigh any classic fruit tree in terms of yield.
We are just in awe of such beauty!
Usually, dwarf trees produce large and beautiful fruits, as opposed to ordinary fruit trees. However, mini trees have a significant drawback - a weak root system. Often dwarf fruit trees fall under gusts of wind or under the weight of their own crops. They need extra support and care.
Care for dwarf fruit trees is quite simple - regular watering, a sunny place to grow, good drainage and generous feeding with nutrients in spring and autumn.
The dwarfish garden fructifies not for long - about 18 - 20 years. So, if you get tired of some sort of dwarf apple or pear, you can easily change it and try a new variety.
Of the minuses worth noting the high cost of seedlings. Dwarf trees stand for a garden from 8 to 48 € depending on the variety and type of plant. And, of course, often you do not want to change seedlings. Therefore, choosing which ones to grow dwarf fruit trees in your garden should be very careful. In any case, these mini trees will decorate your home, as well as give you your own fresh fruits and berries.
How to plant dwarf trees in the garden.
Dwarf trees will decorate not only your balcony, but also a garden. If you want to grow a dwarf orchard, then follow these rules for planting these interesting plants.
- Plant seedlings of fruit trees in early spring in a wide and deep hole, where the roots of the plant can be freely accommodated.
- Remove the soil from the planting pit and mix it with green compost.
- Carefully inspect the roots of the trees.Remove damaged or sore ends, and soak the roots before planting in a root-forming solution, such as Epine.
- At the bottom of the pit lay a little compost or organic humus.
- Plant a tree sapling in the pits, spread the roots evenly and sprinkle with soil up to half of the pit.
- Well tamp the ground.
- Fill in the rest of the earth and firmly seal it.
Dwarf trees are planted shallow, otherwise the tree will die, the harvest will be disastrous, and the quality of the fruits will be very different from the declared one.
Be sure to install a support for tying mini trees. As already mentioned, they can break without support.
Than to feed dwarf fruit trees.
To form new shoots, and branches on the tree feed seedlings with compost manure, decomposed compost mixtures and their combinations. It is best to lay the fertilizer in a ring on the circle around the tree so that it does not touch the trunk of the tree, otherwise it is possible to damage the feeding roots of the mini - tree.
How to care for dwarf trees in winter.
The root system of the mini trees lies shallow and when grown in a garden, they need to be covered for the winter.To insulate the roots, lay the mulch around the tree circle. It can be sawdust, peat, straw, paper and paper egg trays laid out in a layer of 8-10 cm thick in several layers.
When preparing dwarf trees for winter - it is best to do this after the first frost. Before that, water recharge irrigation is carried out and the soil is moistened with autumn rains.