As part of my garden project out in Sandy, I decided to plant grapes, kiwi, fig and blueberries. You would think a researcher would research the major buys that I did. Not this time, I had the idiot idea that the sticker at the nursery would tell me everything thing I needed to know. That was my mistake not to do my own homework. Thank God my wife stepped in and asked simple questions. Are you sure X,Y, Z does not need a counterpart. My lame reply was, “it didn’t say it on the sticker.”
I need to fill you in on what happened to us last year. My wife bought a Tomatillo plant, we watched as it turned into a beautiful plant. We watched as the flowers started to show, and kept watching the beautiful flowers. We asked ourselves why in the heck isn’t bearing fruit. My wife’s answer after researching it, “crap we needed another plant for cross pollination. “
Fast forward to last weekend, the lesson had not reached my noggin. We found out, and it wasn’t that bad of a mess up. Just need to do my homework before I get to crazy into buying plants. Hence, this is the reason for the article. Below will be a series of plants and short answer to if they need a partner.
Kiwi tree: The type that I bought does require a male and female to produce fruit. Continue reading