Written by Maggie
Jan 28 2021
Fresh, organic berries are expensive to eat, and not necessarily healthy to buy at the market. Berries are much more difficult to maintain than fruits, which are naturally expensive, but we can grow a few of our own. Here are 9 best berries that can be potted grown and kept on the balcony for picking.
Growing on the balcony fruit branches full of potted blueberry is not so easy. First is to prepare the loose fertile and rich in acidic soil humus, choose good drainage and larger containers. They need a longer growth, the location of the maintenance needs plenty of light, as far as possible growth period regularly check for plant diseases and insect pests, timely prevention and cure, prevent after grown fruit eaten by small animals.
Planting at the place with enough light on the balcony in the mulberry also is the right choice. Mulberry has a great ability to drought, does not need frequent fertilization, soil often dry can also grow, but note that a lot of birds like to eat mulberry. We must pay attention to the protection, avoid berries still immature.
Red raspberry can be used as a potted plant or plant maintenance, and is a kind of easy maintenance berry plant. It can result twice a year, to the environment adaptability is strong, easy to grow, and raspberry creeping very fast, potted plant maintenance needs proper erection of scaffold, growth period after the end of proper pruning.
Gooseberry is kind of like a perennial cool moist environment shrub plants, have a certain ability to spread. Gooseberry is easy to grow into a big bundle, cultivation needs to lose fertile soil, to avoid the cold in the winter, the weather gets cold and the soil needs appropriate turns. It is a kind of suitable for autumn and spring cultivation of plants, growth requires appropriate building after two or three years, is usually cut off some redundant branches in winter, and weak branches with withered branches should be cut off.
Growing some strawberries constantly results in strawberries on the balcony also is very interesting, and we can choose a few seasons of strawberry varieties, after the spring can be cultivated. Prepare loose fertile and acidic soil rich in organic matter, potted plant maintenance periodically remove weeds, keep a certain planting distance, and maintenance needs plenty of light and moisture as far as possible, two or three weeks added fat a thin, generally can result in 3 years, fruit quantity will be reduced year by year.
Growing common fug need to prepare a larger container. There was at least 40 cm depth. With loose, fertile and well-drained humus cultivation, the growing period needs sufficient light, regular supplement of fertilizer and water, winter maintenance to maintain a cool environment, avoid too high or too low temperature, winter maintenance temperature at about 5 degrees is the best, so that the next year is good to breed fruit, not easy to fall fruit.
Blackberry can grow well in all kinds of environmental conditions and does not require much management. As a berry plant, it is more suitable for potted conservation. It can grow vertically, and can be properly supported in pot conservation.
Lycium Chinense is a very healthy berry plant. Its nutritional value is recognized by people, has a sweet taste. It is a more robust plant, easy to grow, some still easy to escape to wild plants, as long as it can grow in a sunny environment, the location of the maintenance to keep ventilation pervious to light, it is fully mature for small berries before picking.
There are actually three different types of currant, including the common red currant, black currant and white currant. The red currant is relatively easy to grow and can barely be grown as a potted berry plant. It has a good ability to adapt to the environment, and it should be watered less and given more light after the summer harvest. The berry flavor of the gooseberry is not very sweet, but it is both ornamental and practical, and can be used to make jam.