Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, more of us are getting out into our gardens than ever before. Not only are gardens busier, but allotment associations up and down the UK are reporting a new interest in allotment gardening. It would seem that growing our own is something that appeals to many of us. The phone has not stopped ringing at popular fruit tree grower CRJ Fruit Trees.
Can I only grow vegetables and flowers on my allotment? Of course, growing vegetables is very popular. But, allotments are not only great places to grow flowers and vegetables. You should your check your allotment association’s rules, but many of them allow you to grow fruit trees.
What Fruit Trees Are Easy To Grow?
Before you rush out and buy any old fruit, it is best to find out more about fruit trees. Cherry trees are popular allotment trees, but there is no reason why you should not buy apple trees.
It is easy to assume that apples trees take up a lot of space. Yes, some of them do, but there are other varieties that don’t. For instance, you can grow fan shaped apple trees . Did you know that there are even apple varieties that grow along the ground?
So-called step over apple trees are becoming popular. They are great for when you are short of space or would like to grow something different. Step-over apple trees can form a border to your part of the allotments. The versatility of apples is truly amazing.
What About Growing Larger Apple Trees?
If your allotment association rules allow it, there is no reason why you should not grow larger apple trees. Do remember that they may take a little longer to mature. Not only that, but they will produce more apples than smaller varieties.
However, a large yield does not necessary have to be a problem. You can sell the surplus on your local farmer’s market, or you can share them with your fellow allotment holders.
Large apple trees will provide you with plenty of opportunity to make leaf mold. It can take longer to produce leaf mold, but it is a very useful bulking agent and will add a lot of good things to your soil. If you are in a hurry, you can try producing leaf mold using a hot compost bin.
Do you need more advice about growing apples trees on your allotment? Experienced growers CRJ Fruit trees are happy offer advice and growing tips. Before you buy apple trees, you should find out what apple trees your growing conditions are best suited for.