Think you can’t grow fruit trees inside during the winter? Think again! In this episode of the Urban Forestry Radio Show you’ll learn about small fruit trees you can grow indoors including fig trees and lemon trees. We will explore different varieties and how you care for your indoor fruit trees. Our guests are:
- Steve Biggs, Author of “Grow Figs Where You Think You Can’t” who will tell us about the types of small fruit trees that you can grow indoors even through the harshest winters.
- Thomas Wilson of Spirit Tree Estate Cidery in Caledon, Ontario who will talk about turning a cidery into a tourist destination and about why he chooses Slender Spindle pruning as a way of maximizing fruit quality and production.
What you will learn about growing fig trees and lemon trees indoors in this show:
- How often do you check on your indoor potted tree during the winter months?
- How often do you water your stored tree?
- When should a stored tree be moved outdoors?
- Should a fig tree remain potted while outdoors?
- What are some other methods to protecting fig trees over winter?
- How do fig fruits differ between varieties?
- What are the concerns regarding growing trees in pots?
- When do you fertilize a stored tree in the winter?
- How do you avoid “sunburning” your transplanted tree?
The Urban Forestry Radio Show was brought to you by The Community Orchard Network. Our show airs live on the last Tuesday of every month on Reality Radio 101 or you can check out our show archive at www.orchardpeople.com/network. We cover fruit trees, food forests, permaculture and much more. The show’s host is Susan Poizner, Director of the fruit tree care education company Orchard People and creator of the award-winning fruit tree care portal www.orchardpeople.com and author of the award-winning fruit tree care book “Growing Urban Orchards”.
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