A berry is a pulpy, edible fruit that can either be sweet or sour. The most common berries include strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, red currants, white currants, and black currants. Most of the berries belong to England, United Kingdom. Bacciferous or baccate is referred to as a plant bearing berries. There are various kinds of berries available to us. Some are edible while some are poisonous. Here we are going to tell you some berries to grow in your home garden Did you know that bananas are also a part of the berry family? Watermelons and pumpkins are giant berries which are a source of fibers.
Berries have been largely associated with culinary purposes. They are used in preparing jams, pies, cakes, preserves. Berries are among the best fruits to have as they have been a source of health benefits like:
- Berries are loaded with antioxidants.
- They contain a large number of fibers.
- Plus, they are good for the skin.
- They help in fighting cancer.
- Berries also help reduce inflammation.
- Lower the cholesterol levels
- High in nutrients.
- It helps in increasing insulin levels.
Berries are available in vivid colors and tastes. Due to pigmentation, berries are available in vivid colors. They generally grow in places where full sunlight and pH of the soil must be slightly acidic. Some berries require water for adequate growth. Growing berries is quite an easy process but also requires a lot of patience and care. There are berries that can grow at home. See that your home garden has proper sunlight for growth. :
Here are some berries which can grow at home and some points to be followed during each berry’ growth :
- Blueberries: It is largely consumed by people and easier to maintain it at home. Choose a spot that is sunny. Blueberries love acidic soil. The pH level of the soil must be at least 4-5. The soil must also contain amounts of organic matter for growth.
- Raspberries: They can sustain in clay or sandy soils. The pH level of 5.5 to 6.5 is required for growth. Full sun, good air circulation is also required for raspberries to yield.
- Strawberries: The red, plump berries are a favorite among the people. They grow in a wide variety of soils ranging from clay to sandy. 6 to 7 range of pH which is basic or neutral is required for strawberries to grow. They need partial sunlight to grow. More sunlight can stop its growth.
- Blackberries: Many doctors recommend to eat these berries as they help to level up the insulin in our bodies. They generally grow in warm and cold regions. With full sunlight and proper watering, they can produce more yield.
- Cranberries: They are a source of antioxidants. They help in reducing urine related infections. They grow in humid climates. The climatic conditions must be mostly cooler for their growth. Acidic soil of pH 4 to 4.5 helps here.
- Boysenberries: These berries grow best in loamy soil with pH levels of 5.8 to 6.5 with full or partial sunlight.
- Red currants: They grow during the spring with a basic pH level of the soil. Red currants need partial or full sunlight to grow.
Blueberries can grow for a whole year. Planting one or more in your home garden can help in cross-pollination and increase the yields. Raspberries, boysenberries, gooseberries grow during spring or frost period. Just like blueberries, currants and cranberries grow the whole year. Berries generally need more sunlight to grow. Soil composed of organic matter is the best one for proper growth and yield. The best time to plant is either early in the morning or late during the day. Some berries require lots of water to grow.