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May 20

Video Series: Fruit Trees for Small Spaces

Learn how to grow your favorite fruit trees at home!

In this video series, follow along as the Cook family adds life to their small Los Angeles home with four different fruit trees!

Maura and her family plant a patio Fig Tree, a Meyer Lemon Tree, a Cold-Hardy Avocado Tree and an Arbequina Olive Tree - and share planting and care tips for each of these popular fruit trees along the way.

See how the Cooks plan out their indoor and outdoor planting, find the right fruit trees and materials, and set themselves up for planting success with FastGrowingTrees.com!

Watch the full series below!

Episode 1: Introduction to Fruit Trees for Small Spaces

Meet the Cooks and learn more about their home planting project - adding fruit trees to their small, Los Angeles home!

What you'll learn:

  • How to find out which plants and trees are best for your space
  • What you need to prepare for patio planting
  • How to involve the whole family in planting and plant care

Episode 2: Planting a Patio Fig Tree

Watch Maura and her family plant a Fig Tree for their patio, and share helpful tips for Fig Tree planting and care.

What you'll learn:

  • How to plant a fig tree for your patio
  • Helpful soil amendments to promote growth
  • When to water your fig tree
  • How to monitor your fig tree’s health and identify issues
  • When to harvest your figs

Episode 3: Planting a Meyer Lemon Tree

The Cooks plant the most popular citrus tree, the Meyer Lemon, and share tips for how to help your Meyer Lemon thrive!

What you'll learn:

  • How to plant a Meyer Lemon tree in a container
  • Helpful soil amendments to promote growth
  • When to water your Meyer Lemon
  • Where to place your Meyer Lemon for the best growth
  • How to pollinate your Meyer Lemon to get more fruit

Episode 4: Planting an Arbequina Olive Tree

Learn how to plant the low-maintenance Arbequina Olive Tree indoors - and get tips on watering, light requirements and more.

What you'll learn:

  • How to plant an Arbequina Olive tree in a container
  • Helpful soil amendments to promote growth
  • When to water your Arbequina Olive tree
  • How to monitor your olive tree’s health and identify issues
  • How to pollinate your Arbequina Olive for more olives

Episode 5: Planting a Cold-Hardy Avocado Tree

Get home-grown avocados! In our last video, the Cooks plant a Cold-Hardy Avocado Tree and share tips for preventing pests and Avocado Tree care.

What you'll learn:

  • How to plant a Cold-Hardy Avocado tree in a container
  • How to prevent pests and disease on your avocado tree
  • Helpful soil amendments to promote growth
  • When to water and mist your avocado tree
  • How to monitor your avocado tree’s health and identify issues
Abby Healy

Abby is an avid plant lover and the Director of Content at FastGrowingTrees.com. While her house plant collection is always growing, she also loves landscaping tips and learning more about plant care and maintenance!