Friday, September 4, 2015

Berry Patch Update

The berry patch I planted this spring is doing well.   Here's a pic of it with the berries all growing up.   I keep my beehives in the center.   The berries protect the hives and the bees keep berry loving critters from getting tooo close.  Like the dog. 

I got all the berries from Stark Bros on sale, because I'm cheap and because getting those combo packs is a great way to try out several varieties. 

There are a bunch of blackberries, red raspberries and golden raspberries in here.   Many have actually borne fruit this year in spite of being babies.    This gives me hope that next year I'll have enough fruit for lots of pies.   And tarts.   And jam.   And more pies.   And maybe some to freeze.  


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    1. I totally love this space. The rope is the plastic covered clothesline cable - and I'm zip-tying the berry canes upright to the cable. Works pretty well. As long as I remember not to zip tight. I have some thornless blackberries that really creep; once they got going it was 8 ft long in nothing flat. I cut those back to 4ft tall and zipped them upright to the cable. So far, so good.


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