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Melinda's Garden Moment: Fruit in small spaces

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MADISON (WKOW) -- You can grow fruit even if you don't have a lot of space.

Melinda Myers suggest growing fruit on your patio, balcony, or other small spaces.  You can grow strawberries as a groundcover.  The white flowers, edible red fruit, and brilliant red fall color add sparkle to your landscape.

Grow them in a pot or hanging basket on your balcony or deck.  They'll be close at hand and easy to harvest a few for your breakfast cereal or afternoon snack.

A dwarf self-pollinating apple can provide flowers in spring and tasty fruit to enjoy.  Blueberries will benefit from the perfect soil in a container garden, while you enjoy the flowers, fruit, and fall color.

Select a weather-proof pot with drainage holes.  Fill with a well-drained potting mix.  Plant so the crown of your plant, in this case a fig, or root flare on a tree is at the soil surface.  Water and set in a sunny place to grow.


Check out Melinda Myers' website for more gardening tips.

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