The Unusual Fruit Garden
- Starting a garden of unusual berry fruits and documenting how well they progress on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtdPTc5tOVkRp-_7iTSSG6g
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12 Feb 2018 17:38
It's sat on a pallet already and I did a bucket test and one fits under just about fine, I'll be getting a hose adaptor for the end but I do also have a 12v bilge pump lying around so might look to install that if it can give some decent pressure through some pipe, that might be a job for the weekend
11 Feb 2018 11:56
11 Feb 2018 11:55
I've just finally finished setting up my IBC water tank storage setup, running guttering around my garage and shed feeding directly into a 1000l IBC tank, hopefully this should be enough to keep me going and avoid tap water as much as possible, here's the setup for anyone interested:
27 Jan 2018 13:28
Link didn't work in the first post
27 Jan 2018 13:28
I have just took delivery of the Mulberry tree I managed to source from a local garden centre which was very reasonably priced (£80) compared to other trees I've seen online of the same height.(£150+) The Mulberry is a Morus Nigra and s a few years old and is already over 200cm tall, the mulberry has already been topped from the main branch which should allow me to train the mulberry in to an espalier trellis to try and keep the height of the mulberry tree manageable. I plan on planting the mulberry tree in a full size whiskey barrel as I do not have the space to plant such a potentially large tree. Another reason of planting the mulberry in a full size whiskey barrel is that if I move property in the future I can take it with me. Here's a video of the tree for anyone interested
15 Jan 2018 19:21
I just took delivery of some whiskey barrel planters I ordered online, one is the standard round half barrel but the other is a full barrel cut length ways to make a cradle style planter, quite unusual I thought so made a quick video to show them for anyone interested as it wasn't actually listed on eBay but was pictured by a seller who sold me one after enquiring.
07 Jan 2018 16:00
Just added a lingonberry to the garden, supposed to be a sweeter juicier version of a cranberry so we shall see
04 Jan 2018 16:54
well I am planting everything in raised bed planters so keeping things in check should be relatively easy. Good to hear the serviceberry should be tasty, I'll be netting over all my planters so the birds will have to make do with the worms from the lawn instead ha..
I have 4 blueberry varieties including the pink lemonade which should be interesting, again it will all get netted over too. Goji is a gamble but figured its worth a try. I hadn't heard of the Gaultheria but looking them up they don't sound the sweetest of berries and I'm trying to grow stuff that can be plucked and eaten raw so looking for sweet berries to plant. The one I'm looking forward to the most (until I sample everything else I have) is the Tayberry, they are great, here's me planting kine for anyone interested:
Who else is growing Tayberries, these were what inspired me to grow unusual/unheard of fruits
30 Dec 2017 21:18
Hello fellow growers, I thought I'd drop in and say hello as I have just started my own fruit garden. After just realising I have a Tayberry tree at work (it's Huge) I decided I had to grow my own as the fruit was delicious. I have a decent back garden but with just ornamental plants / trees and a decent unused area so over the Christmas period I've had a huge clear out, made 8 large raised bed planters and went on a shopping spree trying to find other fruits and berries that (hopefully) should grow in the North East UK.
After discovering the Tayberry at work and discovering how nice they tasted, I wanted to hunt down other fruits I haven't heard of before (generally because they aren't sold in the shops as they can't be commercially cultivated or are still native abroad) so I gathered and ordered the following list:
3x Blueberry variety
2x Raspberry variety
10x Pineberry (Hawaiian Strawberry)
So as you can see, quite the collection of things you wouldn't see down the shops. I am going to be documenting how well each plant grows on Youtube and I have an introduction video to the plants before I planted them here (if the link works): https://youtu.be/mcG7pNMjymM and I would love it if others would subscribe to my channel and follow along with the progress of some of these unusual plants as I I have uploaded all of the planting videos to here
If others out there have grown the above, it would be good to hear how well they have done in your general location to see how they compare to the north east where I am based, thanks for reading.