Posts Tagged ‘Fruit’

How to Plant a Cherry Tree

Known for its nice sweet taste and beautiful red color, cherries are packed with healthy components as well as potent antioxidants called anthocyanins. In addition, they also contain vital nutrients like vitamin C, protein and carbohydrates. Before enjoying such tasty fruit, people need to learn first how to plant a cherry tree. Here is a closer look at this very easy task. Materials Needed People who wish to plant cherry trees only need three simple materials. First, a weed whacker can help especially in cleaning the surrounding areas of the trees. Second, bring a fertilizer to nurture the soil with vital nutrients and ensure the proper growth of the trees. Third, get a shovel for use in almost all the digging aspects throughout the project. Steps in Planting a Cherry Tree When planting a cherry tree, it is very important to select the location carefully. Choose specific spots where the trees are guaranteed to receive sufficient sunlight. Just like many other plants, these trees also...

How to Plant Blackberries

A perennial plant that bears biennial stems, a blackberry is an aggregate fruit that carries Rubus as genus and Rosaceae as family. Its fruit has high nutritional content including vitamin K, vitamin C and dietary fiber. Add to these vital nutrients, it is also a very good source of lutein, beta carotene and manganese. Furthermore, it is packed with vital antioxidants to help fight off diseases. Be able to enjoy all these wonderful benefits by learning how to plant blackberries. Materials Needed For people who barely have the time to plant and garden, this is definitely a good choice because it is a moderately easy task to do. More importantly, there are only two primary materials needed to accomplish this task. First, procure a nice gardening shovel for digging. Second, purchase blackberry plants from the nearest gardening store. Choose the right kinds of plants that are healthy and in good condition. After acquiring these things, you can now proceed to the actual process of planting...

How to Plant Grape Vines

Grape vines either serve as a natural barrier or a source of fruit. They are hardy and you have a wide variety of options to plant. Our concise guide details the things you need to plant grape vines. Need Items You will need the following items to plant grape vines. The very first thing you should consider is looking for a sunny area where to put them. You’ll also need a framework or even a trellis. You should also look for well drained soil and purchase pruning shears. How to Plant Grape Vines You should pick a spot for your grape vines depending on how you want to grow them. If you really want them to bear fruit a good idea would be to plant them where they can get the most sunlight. They will grow a lot of fruit where it is sunny. If they are grown in shaded areas you should expect them not to yield any fruit. Then they will only serve as a natural barrier. If that would be their main function, instead of getting edible fruit, then place them in the shade since they will grow just...

How to Plant Orange Seeds

A hybrid fruit that is closely related to tangerine and pomelo, an orange is rich in vitamin C. It is a very good source of other vital nutrients such as niacin, riboflavin and thiamine. Although it is more popular for its juice, it is considered a valuable material in making different kinds of products like teas, perfumes and bridal bouquets. Learn how to plant orange seeds and make the best out of this nutritious and delicious fruit. Materials Needed Planting orange seeds is a moderate task. Finding the right materials and acquiring proper knowledge are enough to get the job done. The materials needed include fertilizer, clear plastic wrap and pot. It is also good to consider the right quality of mixing soil. More importantly, select good quality seeds in order to grow the best quality of fruits possible. Steps in Planting Orange Seeds After eating an orange that you really like, preparing the seeds is a highly important step. Use lukewarm water to wash the seeds. Try to get fresh seeds....

How to Plant Bananas

Like other plants, growing bananas requires plenty of preparation. Prior to planting the rhizomes (the stems), careful consideration of the soil is necessary. Soil and Sun Requirements The banana needs a lot of sun. The soil draining system is also important. This point can’t be emphasized too much. If the roots get soaked, it can die in less than 60 minutes. Air flow is necessary but too much wind can damage the foliage. The soil needs to be a little acidic. Avoid utilizing yard soil as it’s too heavy. Make sure there’s enough soil to cover half the rhizome. Water and Fertilizers After the first water, don’t repeat it until the soil has dried half an inch deep. Water and fertilize simultaneously. Watering weekly won’t help in growing bananas. Only add water when the soil has dried to the specified level. Climate Condition The ideal sun exposure is 12 hours. It’s also best if you grow them during warm weather. The daytime temperature should be in the 80s. At night, it...