Ken Burgin

Plant a lemon, lime or even a coffee tree at your cafe?

Realistically, you won’t be able to grow all the herbs and greens you need in a cafe or restaurant garden – that would need some serious production. But you can still share your enthusiasm for fresh produce with more than just a bowl of tomatoes on the counter: plant a lemon tree, or a lime… even a coffee tree or an avocado!

What makes citrus and coffee trees attractive is that they’re quick growing, can be kept compact, and if you buy an established one, you’ll have them fruiting almost straight away – a great conversation starter. In Australia, Daley’s Fruit Tree Nursery is a great site for sourcing trees and learning how to cultivate them. Now where’s that spare patch of soil?

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