Gardening is fun and it\’s even more fun if we get something in return for our efforts and time spent in the garden. To get something in return or to invest on a time well-spent criteria, it\’s better to plant vegetables and fruits. We all know that plants will bloom and look prettier in the end, but aside from compliments we\’ll get nothing from it.
Growing vegetables and fruits will ensure that you will definitely get something or at least more than two things back for your efforts. It\’s even more rewarding when you think that you get to choose what you want to plant, in terms of what you want to eat.
Coming to fruits, they are not that easy to grow. This might be as the criteria to ensure the perfect fruit growth is more complicated. For starters, the right season matters a lot and if you are in a place where that particular season lasts only for a short time.
Although pears are not the typical fruits that most people will choose to plant in their yards or garden, they are not as complicated as apples trees to plant, which require a climate and soil specifically to grow. If you want to plant pears successfully, here are the steps on how to do it.
You will need:
- Variety of pear trees that you like
- Bone meal
- First, choose the type of pear trees that you want to plant. There are many varieties available such as:
- Golden Spice
- Asian Pears
- Clapp\’s Favourite
- Harrow Sweet
- Flemish Beauty
- Then, choose the place to plant the pear trees. Pear trees are mostly grown in nurseries for one to two years until they have developed a few branches and a solid root system. Then, they can be planted outside with a good opportunity of growing if the environment is suitable.
- To plant the pear tree, dig a hole that is slightly bigger than the root of the tree. Use some bone meal and spread them at the bottom of the hole.
- Place the root of the tree into the hole. Replace the soil before securing it firmly around the top of the tree with your gloved hands. This will help to keep the tree in place and gave a good watering process.
- If you are living in British Colombia, plant your pear trees in the fall or spring when the soil is moist. For spring plantings, the pears will mature in August and September.
- According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands of British Colombia, locations with temperatures below 15 degrees Fahrenheit are not the best place to grow pears. Other places which will not help pear trees to grow are places that experience spring frost.
- Plant your pear trees on finely textured soils that contain clay loams or silt loams for best result.