How to Grow:
Kiwi is planted a few inches deeper than the pot they are transplanted from. Kiwi will vine up a trellis. Separate kiwi plants apart by approximately 8-10 feet. Provide full sun for your kiwi vine to thrive in your garden. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Water weekly.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!
|Catnip||Marjoram||Peppers (Banana, Bell, Hot, Sweet)|
|Grapes||Pomegranate||Tomatoes (Bush & Vine)|
Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for kiwi:
- Fruit Worms
- Japanese Beetles (June Bugs)
- Leaf-footed Bug
- Spider Mites
Kiwi will begin to produce fruit within 1-2 years after transplanting. Your kiwi will be ready to harvest until late fall. Harvest your kiwi when they are mostly firm, but slightly soft.
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