Originally Posted by morf2540
Dwarf fruit trees will work fine, but are tricky in a container, since they are very subject to the cold that way. Plus it may be some years before they bear very much fruit. But if you have room to put them in the gound, and a little patience, that's an awesome idea. If you are in a very confined space, think vertical gardening. Many kinds of beans, tomatoes, gourds, cucumbers, etc etc, either come in varieties that will climb up a vertical trellis, or can be trained to do so. Go up!
thanks everyone for your fruit and veggies ideas.......
I do plan vertical gardening for some vegetables.
My situation is that I do not have that much space-------and the spaces I have that are very sunny or on my deck and in the front yard.
I had a nice yield for one person and even for the chickens with my deck container vegetables. I also have many strawberry plants ---first year with minimal year yet I hope they will be a bumper crop next year as they grew and multiplied and look so healthy! I also purchased one blueberry bush for the deck.......maybe next year it will produce mor
I can take in my strawberry and blueberry containers into an unheated sunroom for the winter.
next year the front yard will have more vegetables..............and I was hoping I might have a small fruit tree in a container on the deck. I have seem some articles on this that say it works....but I really wanted to hear from PA locals who have done it.........I imagine I might be able to overwinter a small tree in the same sunroom.........if its not taller than 6 ft or so......
I was also considering a hazelnut bush...........
ideas are easier to generate than doing all the work around implementing these ideas!
on the other hand all the deck veggies and strawberries and blueberries were easy because its in a container.............no digging etc.........and I just run a hose to them!
I am ready for this rainy weather to be done...........it is making me tired!