There is nothing more perfect than a honey-sweet, berry-bright fig fruit fresh off the tree and still warm from the sun. If you live in Zones 6-10, you can grow your own fig trees, even if you only have a small space, and enjoy these treats once or twice a year, since many types give you not one but two crops annually.
If you are growing raspberries in your garden, you’ve come to the right place. Once you select and set out plants, the waiting game begins. And as you watch the fruits take shape and change color, you will wonder about the best time to harvest them. Read on to discover when and how to pick raspberries with confidence.
A pretty evergreen tree for subtropical gardens, the loquat produces yummy fruits that can be eaten plain or used in scrumptious recipes. Our guide goes over everything a loquat gardener needs to know, from cultivation tips to pointers on plant health care. Read more now and you’ll be ready to grow loquats like a pro.
Have you ever tasted a boysenberry? In this article, we dive into the red-ripe, juicy-sweet world of this hybrid berry. You’ll learn about its many health benefits, plus delicious recipe ideas, and best uses in the garden and the kitchen. Learn more about the uses and benefits of boysenberries. Read more now.
Want to know when the right time is to pluck those piquant fruits from your gooseberry bushes? What’s the best way to get the fruit from those spiky plants and into your mouth, anyway? This article will give you all the details you need to enjoy your harvest, plus recipes for using up all those tasty fruits.
Currant fruit flies can ruin a gooseberry or currant harvest in a hurry. That’s why it’s essential to know how to identify and get rid of these devastating maggots. Each larva can eat through an entire berry and each fly can lay hundreds of eggs. This guide has all you need to know to keep them under control.
The best part about having a berry patch is that you get out of it exactly what you put in. The plants require their share of care and attention, but you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful harvest. Ready to roll up your sleeves and put in a good effort with a solid payout? Find out how to get started on Gardener’s Path.
Elderberries need extra nutrients if you want a healthy shrub, large flowers, and an abundant harvest. And that means fertilizer. But when is the best time to add fertilizer to your plants, and what kind should you use? Discover how and when to fertilize your elderberry shrubs with this guide. Read more now.
Nutritious and oh-so-delicious, blueberries are the perfect plant for your berry patch. On top of the famous fruits, the plants themselves are quite beautiful, with intense red foliage in the fall and highly fragrant blossoms in the spring. In this guide, we’ll show you how to plant, grow, and help these bushes thrive.
If you love the blossoms and fruits of the beautiful elderberry but don’t have space in the garden, why not grow it in containers instead? Elderberry is a vigorous grower and will thrive in pots as long as you keep a few tips in mind. Learn how to grow and care for elderberry shrubs in containers. Read more now.
Even if your soil isn’t absolutely perfect, you can still grow and enjoy blueberry bushes. Gardener’s Path explains how to lower soil pH for the long-term so your blueberries can really thrive. This comprehensive guide helps you sort out your soil situation so you can start enjoying the delicious fruits. Read more now.
What’s even better than just-picked berries from the garden? The ones you harvest yourself from a wild source. With some basic how-tos, attention to detail, and a keen appreciation for the outdoors, you can take a trip back to our hunter-gatherer days and safely consume wild foods. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.
It’s really sad when you purchase a good-looking batch of strawberries only to find them bland, tart, or worse – nothing but mush. Have you tried growing your own? As a cold hardy perennial, you’ll be surprised how little is involved in growing a plant or two for some delicious snacking. Read more on Gardener’s Path.
Make the most of your blueberry harvest this season. With a little bit of patience and by following a few simple guidelines, you can obtain a productive harvest of delicious berries to eat fresh or preserve for later. Learn how and when to harvest blueberries for the sweetest, juiciest fruits. Read more now.
Nothing is dreamier than the idea of stepping out into your blackberry patch on a dewy morning to pick berries for your breakfast. Turn the dream into a reality with the help of our guide to growing and caring for blackberry bushes. Learn about the history, cultivation, and care of these popular fruits. Read more now.
With pretty bell-shaped flowers, compact growth that turns red in autumn, and smaller, sweeter berries than their highbush counterparts, lowbush blueberries make a great addition to any garden. Growing and caring for this hardy shrub is easy if you know what to do. Discover our tip tips for growing lowbush blueberries.
Highbush blueberries produce tons of fruit in the summer, with gorgeous blossoms in the spring and foliage that turns bright colors in the fall. What’s not to love? Learn everything you need to know to select, plant, and care for these fantastic fruits. You’ll be digging in before you know it. Read more now.
If you think your garden isn’t suited to growing melons, or you just don’t find melons to be very exciting, it’s time to consider some new varieties. Discover a selection of cultivars to please every palate, and identify those that are perfectly suited to your growing conditions. Explore 33 top melon varieties now.
Want to grow your own strawberries? There’s a huge variety of cultivars to choose from, from tiny alpines to juicy giants, in shades of red, white, yellow, and even purple. Some offer extra disease resistance, or stunning flowers. To make your selection a little easier, check out our roundup of top picks now.
Nothing says summer quite like the sweet, juicy flavor and bright orange flesh of the cantaloupe, so why not try growing it at home? Learn everything you need to know to add this tasty melon to your summer garden and enjoy a fresh, homegrown harvest – perfect for snacking, fruit salads, and smoothies. Read more now.
Watermelons are a delightful way to celebrate the summer months, so why not grow your own? Sometimes thought of as an intimidating fruit to grow, they are well worth the effort for their sensational sweet bounty. Learn how to plant and grow your own fresh harvest of watermelons with this guide. Read more now.
Ground cherries are an easy-to-grow summer annual producing masses of small but tasty, tropical-flavored berries. If you grow these unique berries from seed in a small section of your veggie garden you’ll have a nice snack at hand while gardening. Read on to learn how easy it is to grow these delicious little berries.
If you’re curious about how pineapples grow and want to learn how to plant them at home, you’ve come to the right place. The attractive plants can be cultivated outdoors in warmer climates or grown as houseplants elsewhere, and they may even reward you with a harvest of homegrown fruit! Read more now.
Did you know pruning elderberry shrubs will help to produce bigger berries and larger harvests? Since Sambucus is so resilient, it’s easy to trim! Learning how to optimize the harvest of a medicinal plant like elderberry is beneficial for the home gardener who wants to increase their yield of homegrown healing herbs.
Imagine enjoying fresh grapes from the vine or drinking wine made from the fruit you grew. There are numerous delicious varieties to select from that will surely suit your garden and your taste buds. Make your dreams of homegrown grapes come true and learn how to grow grapevines in this guide. Read more now.
The complex, musky, lightly sweet flavor of muskmelons can take the place of a sugary dessert on a hot summer’s day. It’s easy to plant and grow them, and with proper caretaking, each productive vine will reward you with several melons. We’ll cover everything you need to know to make it happen! Read more now.
Blueberry plants are susceptible to a handful of common pests and diseases. By taking certain preventative steps, you’ll dodge many of these issues and will enjoy a bountiful blueberry harvest. Learn how to identify the most common pests and diseases that affect blueberries and what to do about them in this guide.
Blueberries are an iconic summer fruit that is enjoyed all over the world. If fertilized correctly in the early spring, you can count on an incredible harvest in the summer. These delicious berries have very specific fertilization needs, so grab your gardening gloves and dive in to this guide. Read more now.
Harvesting blackberries isn’t complicated, but it can be a prickly task! Make the most of your summer blackberry harvest by picking only the best berries on your plant. While it may be tempting to harvest as soon as they appear, there is a trick to plucking the best fruit at its peak. Read our top tips now.
Strawberries are heavenly when you pick them off the plant at the peak of ripeness. More than many other fruits, they have a very narrow window and you need to act fast when they’re ready. Otherwise, you risk pulling them when they’re young and bitter, or old and mushy. Here’s how and when to harvest strawberries.
Are you confused by the tags on cane berry plants at the nursery, like raspberries and blackberries? You’re not alone. “Primocane-bearing” and “floricane-fruiting” are handier terms for making purchase and management decisions when you know what they mean. All is explained, including why it matters, in this guide.
Watermelon is a sweet, refreshing summer snack that everyone seems to love, but these fruits don’t continue to ripen once they’re removed from the vine. You may be wondering how to tell if the melon you babied all season long is ready to pick. Learn how to decide if it’s time to harvest watermelon in this guide.
If you’re growing blackberries, knowing how and when to fertilize is one of the most important parts of raising these fantastic brambles. If you can nail the process of fertilizing you can pretty much guarantee a massive harvest. Learn how and when to fertilize your blackberry bushes in this guide. Read more now.
Brambles can be a marvelous addition to your yard or a hideous curse, depending on what you’re dealing with. Whether you’re thinking about planting something in the Rubus genus in your garden or you’re trying to manage some unwelcome canes, it helps to understand these plants. Learn all you need to know in our guide.
If you love elderberries, why not grow them at home? These tall shrubs make an incredible addition to the landscape, with beautiful flowers and tasty fruit. Learn which plants are best suited for your growing area as we take a look at 7 of the best varieties to grow at home in this guide. Read more now.
If you want to grow boysenberries, you’ll need to know how to propagate them. There are various different methods: from planting bare roots and nursery starts, to cloning your own by taking cuttings, tip layering, sucker transplants, and root division. You’ll be on your way to a berry patch filled with fruit in no time.
Raspberries mean summer’s here, and it’s time to grow your own. Whether you want to eat them fresh, bake them into a pie, or can homemade preserves, there’s something for everyone. To find the best everbearing or summer bearing cultivar for your growing zone, in a variety of colors, read more now on Gardener’s Path.
Learning how to correctly prune blackberry bushes will result in stronger, healthier plants with annual harvests of large and juicy fruit. It is also an important step to keeping brambles from becoming tangled and unmanageable. Read more for detailed information on how and when to trim blackberries.
Blackberries are juicy, sweet, and full of nutrients. If you want your own harvest to eat fresh and use in pies, smoothies, scones, and more, why not try growing them in containers? Planting these brambles in pots saves space in the yard or garden, allowing anyone in Zones 4-10 to enjoy fresh berries. Read more now.
Are you eager to expand your blueberry patch? You could go to a nursery and buy potted plants, but why not try propagating your own? You can do this by taking cuttings, collecting and sowing seeds, via layering, or transplanting suckers Learn how to propagate your own blueberry plants using these methods. Read more now.
You don’t need lots of space, or a garden even, to grow and enjoy your own homegrown blueberries. You can grow these bushes in containers and keep them on your patio or balcony where they provide ornamental interest as well as delicious fruit. Learn how to grow your own blueberries in pots in this guide. Read more now.
You’ve waited all season, your blueberry plants are finally bursting with ripening berries, and your mouth is already watering. Don’t turn your back for too long, because birds love those ripe, sweet blueberries too. Read more now to learn all the different ways you can protect your blueberries from birds.
From surprisingly colored garden veggies to unexpectedly adorable berries, from teensy cucumbers to oversized beans, there are a wealth of unique edible plants you can grow in your backyard landscape. Ready to discover 17 unusual – and delicious – fruits and vegetables you can grow at home? Read more now.
Have an elderberry bush you love? Or are there wild elderberries nearby that you’d love to grow in your garden? Reproduce that lovely bush through cuttings. Whether hardwood or softwood, in water or soil, elderberries are simple and straightforward to propagate by cuttings. This guide shows you all you need to know.
If you’re growing blueberries and your bushes are outgrowing their current location or appear to be slow growing, or underperforming, it may be a good time to transplant. Transplanting blueberries to a fresh location in the garden can be an easy way to revitalize them. Learn how to transplant blueberries in this guide.
If you’re like me, you love to enjoy cranberries around the holidays. Once you learn about their potential health benefits, you’ll want to incorporate them into your diet year-round – or maybe even grow your own! The nutritional value of cranberries and cranberry products makes them an excellent choice. Read more.
Want to grow your own cranberries at home? Which type are you after? Several different species go by the common name “cranberry” and most of these produce edible fruit, though Vaccinium macrocarpon is king in commercial production. Discover the best varieties of true cranberry now, plus a few alternate options.
If you want to grow something different in your garden this year why not plant cranberries? These tart, sour-tasting berries are surprisingly easy to grow, when given the right conditions and will produce lush berries for years with minimal care. Learn how to grow cranberries at home in this guide. Read more now.
Strawberries are suited to cultivation in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 10. With the proper winter care, hardy varieties can come back year after year and yield abundant harvests of sweet and juicy berries. Learn how to prepare and protect your strawberry plants during the winter months in this guide. Read more now.
Your boysenberry bushes provided tasty sweet-tart berries through the summer, and now they’ve died back. You know they’re going to return in the spring – as long as you can keep them warm this winter. But how do you do that? What steps are involved? Learn everything you need to know in our guide. Read more.
Store bought avocado seeds can be turned into a simple, fun project that you can do with children, at home or in the classroom. This educational activity extends learning opportunities through the summer. Demonstrate the plant life cycle and spark a love of gardening by growing a lovely tree to enjoy for years to come.
Though the cantaloupe that’s available at the grocery store is generally pretty standard, this marvelous fruit is actually available in a variety of enticing cultivars. Ready to grow your own juicy and sweet melons? Dig into our roundup on Gardener’s Path to pick the best variety for your garden. Read more now.
Ready to discover 25 of the best watermelon varieties you can grow in your own garden? This refreshing summer staple comes in all sizes – from single serving fruit to hefty giants – in a range of colors and with seedless options too. Learn more about some of the sweetest, juiciest watermelons around. Read more.
Are you wondering if you have space in your garden for vining cantaloupe? It’s true that they take up several feet of space when they’re grown on the ground. But you can grow them vertically to save space, help prevent disease, and allow them to get all the sun they need. For everything you need to know, read more now.
Looking for a versatile fruit that isn’t demanding? Want something that can also add a decorative element to your garden? Look no further than the gooseberry. This underappreciated plant, popular in the UK, is slowly regaining popularity in the US. Find out what you need to know to grow gooseberries in your garden.
Cantaloupe is a warm weather crop that’s sweet, firm, and scrumptious. If you want to harvest homegrown cantaloupe, but don’t have room in your garden (or the right type of weather) why not try growing it in containers? Planting in pots saves space in your garden and can extend the growing season. Read more now.
If you’re growing cantaloupe, you may be wondering when and how to harvest the melons for maximum sweetness and flavor? Discover all the top tips on when and how to harvest your delicious, homegrown cantaloupe. Plus we’ve got some recipe ideas for different ways you can enjoy the juicy sweetness. Read more now.
Purple fruits and vegetables get a lot of praise for offering powerful health benefits. Here we explore what makes foods purple and dive into the nutrition facts. We also cover ideas to grow and eat more purple produce at home. Embrace the power of purple! Read more now to learn what makes purple produce so special.
Are you wondering when and how you should harvest boysenberries for maximum juiciness and flavor? In this guide, you’ll learn all the top tips on when and how to harvest delicious, nutritious, homegrown boysenberries. Whether you trained yours on a trellis or let them grow wild, we’ve got you covered. Read more now.
Nothing says summer quite like the sweet, tart flavor and dark purple skin of the boysenberry, so why not try growing some at home? Learn everything you need to know to add this tasty fruit to your summer garden and enjoy a fresh harvest – perfect for snacking, pies, smoothies, and even savory dishes. Read more now.
If you live in a colder climate but still want to grow avocados, you’ll need to choose a cold-hardy variety. Luckily, there are several cultivars available that can tolerate the cold, and still thrive. Discover the best cold tolerant avocado varieties that can withstand freezing temperatures and still produce fruit.
Just because there’s a chill in the air doesn’t mean your gardening season has to be over. Autumn is the perfect time to plant berry bushes, trees, and canes for a generous crop of homegrown fruit next year. Read more to learn to plant a variety of berries this autumn for a luscious spring, summer, and fall harvest.
Looking for a versatile, small, and fruitful tree for your landscape? Learn all about dwarf citrus, a petite performer that produces sweet and tart fruit of the same quality and size as its full-sized cousins, in a specimen, espaliered, or container form that’s perfect for smaller spaces. Read more on Gardener’s Path.
Are you intimidated by the idea of growing fruit? Don’t be – raspberries are easy-to-grow perennials that will thrive throughout most of the US. With a bit of pruning, they’re adaptable and come back year after year, providing you with delicious homegrown berries for years to come. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.
Mulberry trees have a short harvest season but produce ample fruits for all of your favorite pies, jellies, and wines. See what it takes to propagate this fast-growing tree and why it makes a beautiful addition to any yard or garden. Learn the basics for care in our growing guide on Gardener’s Path.
Ready to add some classic heirlooms to your vegetable patch? We explain this often misunderstood gardening term, and share some of our favorite varieties and where to find them, from pink tomatoes and purple beans to rainbow carrots and a variety of delicious options in between. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.
Would you like to grow a beautiful plant that’s virtually free? Pineapple plants are easy to grow from a part of a grocery-store fruit you would normally relegate to the compost bin. Learn how to prepare, grow, and nurture your own beautiful tropical plant in this article from Gardener’s Path that’s all about rebirth.