by Fred Roundstone
(Angmering, West Sussex, UK)
If you own a vacant lot or an open land area near your home, you should consider planting your own seasonal fruit trees. These days, more and more families and households are opting to do so.
This could be part of your environmental endeavors. Some families want to be able to harvest and produce their own seasonal fruits for practical reasons.
A typical semi-dwarf apple tree, for instance, could produce up to 500 pieces of apples in its annual season. The tree could be productive for about 15 to 20 years.
Other seasonal fruit trees could take different harvest times and could bring about different seasonal fruits to the household table for up to 8 months in a year. Imagine how many fruits those are. You could actually have fruits more than your own family could abundantly enjoy in different seasons.
Here are logical and practical benefits of DIY planting your own seasonal fruit trees.
1. You could produce your own supply of any seasonal organic fruit you like. This is practical and safer because you could actually know what types of seasonal fruit trees you consume.
You could make sure the fruits are safe and are spared from health hazardous sprays, chemicals, pesticides, and wax. Fruits that are sold in local fruit stands and groceries could be treated to keep their freshness, especially those that are imported from other countries.
2. You would be able to generate huge savings. These days, it is not surprising that costs of actual organic fruits are high. Supermarket prices could be astronomical that in some instances, you might find it more practical not to buy such fruits anymore.
If you have your own source of seasonal fruits right in your own backyard, imagine how much savings you could spare just to buy fresh fruits. Not only that.
You could also take the chance to earn extra income. The excess fruit supplies your seasonal fruit trees could bear in a season could be sold to other people or to wholesale fruit buyers.
3. Planting your own seasonal fruit trees is definitely good for the environment. As you know, every tree helps filter the air. The roots help condition the soil.
Fruit trees could provide a cool shade in your yard as well as a good shelter for wildlife like small animals, insects, and pollinators. The bark of the tree could also be used for other practical purposes, while decaying leaves could serve as organic fertilizers.
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