Posted on 29 April 2013 by urbangardencasual.com
Photo Credit: Pear Tree by Shihmei Barger used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
The other day, I was having lunch with a friend of mine and she ordered a pear salad.
Through our discussion she commented on the fact that she wished she could grow her own pears.
But due to her living environment she felt she could not.
Her living environment was an apartment with a balcony.
Why she felt she could not grow pears perplexed me. She had apple trees, peach trees and even a fig all in a containers on her terrace. As I inquired, she admitted that she really did not know much about raising pears and in doing so she felt it could not be done.
Once the truth was out, I reassured her that yes she could grow pears alongside her other orchard plants. So on to the nursery we went to purchase her pear tree.
You may have noticed that I said pear tree. In this project, we are going to only use Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 07 September 2008 by urbangardencasual.com
By Cindy Naas
Just because you garden in the city doesn’t mean you can’t grow some delicious fresh fruits.
There are good choices for any gardener, whether your garden is a small plot or a collection of pots on the stairs.
Here are a few great ideas for growing fruit in the urban garden:
Strawberries- There are a couple of choices for strawberries in a smaller garden. Traditionally, strawberries have been a spring or early summer fruit and the vines continue growing for the entire summer. For the very smallest gardens, this takes up a lot of space for very little return. I have a small strawberry patch, but my garden is fairly large for a city garden.
The other choice is Read the rest of this entry »