10 Fruit Trees and Vegetables You Can Grow in Your Garden

I’ve done countless home garden designs for different people. One of the most common questions I’ve been asked is whether they can grow vegetables and fruit-bearing trees in their backyard garden.

I’m surprised that many people don’t realize that they can actually grow fruit trees right in their homes. Imagine picking fresh apples, pears and papaya from your garden, and turning them into a healthy smoothie using your smoothie maker (click this link for more info on smoothie makers). Such a delightful and healthy breakfast treat will certainly make your mornings something to look forward to.

Many think that growing fruit trees and vegetable would require special soil, fertilizer or chemicals to grow. While this may be true on some plant varieties, there are actually vegetables and fruits that you can easily grow at your home garden:

1. Radishes

Radish is a vegetable that can be grown at any time of the year. To grow radish, simply sow the seeds and water them regularly. Your gorgeous radish will be ready for harvest within month’s time.

2. Apple Tree

Contrary to what you might think, you can actually grow apple right in your backyard. However, you may have to wait at least two years before the tree start producing fruits.

3. Green onions

If you want a fast-growing vegetable, green onions are the best picks. Unlike normal onions that usually take 6 months to grow, green onions can be harvested after three to four weeks.

4. Cucumber

Cucumbers have an amazing taste, and are refreshing and cool. Aside from that, many do not know that the cucumber seeds are actually easy to grow. Cucumbers make perfect salads or side dish.

5. Zucchini

The home garden offers a perfect place to grow zucchini. This vegetable grows fast and can be harvested within 70 days. There are over a thousand of recipes where you can use zucchini.

6. Turnips

Turnips are not delicate plants. They can be grown in your home garden. Usually, turnips can be harvested within 60 days of sowing. Turnip leaves can also be used as ingredients in different stew, salad, and soup recipes.

7. Peas

Peas are easy to grow on home gardens. After sowing, the peas can germinate within ten days. Pods are ready for harvest in just 60 days.

8. Peach Tree

If you want a fruit tree that will bear in just a short time, then you can plant a peach tree. Peaches can grow quickly, often reaching 15 feet within a year. It will also be able to bear fruit after one year.

9. Coconut Tree

Coconut can grow rapidly. It is best in areas that have warm and hot climate. In most Asian countries, coconut trees can be seen lined up near homes.

10. Pear Tree

Pear trees are fast growing. They can grow a considerable height within a short period and are also able to produce fruit within a year.