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Consider Your Microclimates When Planting Seasonal Fruit Trees

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by Fred Roundstone
(Angmering, West Sussex, UK)

Do you intend to plant seasonal fruit trees on your own vacant lot or small farm? It is high time you do so. That would be a good and practical deed as nowadays, fruits, especially the imported ones, really cost a fortune.

Many consumers are also starting to love healthily, starting with including fruits in their diets. It would surely do you more well if you would be able to produce and harvest your own seasonal fruits to make sure you get high quality and guaranteed freshness.

There are many factors to consider before you finally begin the initiative. First, you would have to choose which types of seasonalfruit trees to cultivate and grow on your own.

Second, you have to make sure such trees are ideally grown in your area. Then, you have to determine the soil quality and its appropriateness for the endeavor. And lastly, consider the microclimates in your location.

Microclimates are climate variations in small pockets that differ from overall surrounding climates. Through identifying the microclimates in your area, you could make the right decision when choosing which seasonal fruit trees to grown within your locality’s own climate zone.

As you go on to check out the microclimates in your area, pay particular attention to the direction of the sun traveling across your property or vacant lot, where you would plant the fruit trees. In every season, the path of the sun may vary in degree. Take note of that.

If you have been observant about this, there would not be other problems. As you go on, look for specific hot and cold spots. To do so, you could do a simple experiment using a maximum-minimum thermometer.

Put the device in different locations so you could infer the type of microclimates. Other than this technique, just observe how hot a spot could get during peak daytime hours.

Why do places have microclimates? It is not an odd fact that the United States is a massive piece of land that is comprised of different land forms. States, cities, towns, and localities surely have various and differing topography.

This land feature is one significant factor why temperature and sunlight exposure could vary in different spots even within a single vacant lot. If you want to succeed in your effort to plant seasonal fruit trees, you may have to determine the microclimate in your area and choose trees to plant and grow accordingly.

Click here to read more about DIY planting trees

Updated: October 2, 2013 — 9:09 am

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