A stroll through the berry patches
Hmmm going to have to think of a new name to talk collectively about the various berries as they definitely aren’t in a single patch. Topic for another day. The blackberries are having issues as last year’s growth failed to bud, note to self to look into why so it doesn’t happen next year. I am excited to see that the black raspberries are showing flowers and should give a small crop this year.
Blackberries! 1 a day….
The interesting thing about establishing berry bushes or beds is that you don’t want much fruit the first couple years so that the roots can establish themselves. However this means that when you do get a handful of berries they all ripen at different times. These blackberries are making us pick 1 a day so we can’t spoil our appetite. Unfortunately the deer are still having a field day with the thornless variety. If that keeps up we may just transplant some of these as the deer seem to not give them any attention.
Spring Planting 2018 : Part Two – Blackberries
I always buy one or two things more than I intended when placing orders and this year it was 2 varieties of Blackberries. I love picking these wild so it’ll be interesting to see how the bushes mature in the Trellis. Elaine keeps picking that I’m building a wall around the yard. I’m not I swear it just is the best placement that lets us keep room for the kids to run around and they need a lot of space.