Pomegranates are not only insanely delicious, but they're also a superfood, containing a high amount of antioxidants that are good for your health! If you like pomegranates AND gardening, you may be interested in learning how to grow pomegranates in pots! Growing pomegranates in pots is easier, especially if you have a small space, or live in an apartment.
Pomegranates have been grown for thousands of years in the Mediterranean regions of Asia, Africa, and Europe. Native from Iran to the northern Himalayas, this delicious fruit has traveled all over the world to finally come to you! If you want to keep learning more about how to grow pomegranates in pots, keep reading!
How to Grow Pomegranates in Pots – a DIY Gardening Guide
- Pomegranate trees are self fruiting, so you'll only need one!
- Find a large, 10 gallon container.
- Fill the container one quarter full of potting soil.
- Set the root ball in the container and begin to fill around the roots with soil.
- Be sure not to cover the trunk.
- Water the new tree well and tamp down.
- Pomegranates are warm weather fruits, so you'll need to keep it outdoors in the summer in a sunny area.
- In the winter, bring the tree indoors and place it in a south facing window.
Caring for Pomegranates in Pots:
- Water the tree deeply once a week.
- Fertilize with half a cup of 10-10-10.
- Do this by spreading the fertilizer atop the soil and about 2 inches away from the trunk.
- Water the food into the soil.
- During the first two years of the tree's growth, feed in November, February, May, and after that, only fertilize in November and February.
- After the tree's first year, prune any crossing branches or shoots, leaving only 3-5 per branch.
- Within two years, your tree should be producing delicious pomegranates that will last up to 6 months in a cool, dark place!
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