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Category Archives: berries
Thwarting the birds
Last year, I was overjoyed to begin picking a quart or so every few days from the strawberries I’d planted in the potager. They were older plants moved from the prior Cook’s Garden at the farm, so were off to … Continue reading
Posted in berries, critter control, gardening, kitchen gardens, Potager, raised beds, row covers, Uncategorized Tagged bamboo, berry netting, critter control, gardening, kitchen gardens, learning, potagers, strawberries 10 Comments
About that pruning….
February is a good month here in north central Indiana to do some pruning. Fall-bearing red raspberries are cut down to about 6-8″ and summer bearing just need old canes taken out. New canes that grew late summer and … Continue reading
Posted in berries, bulbs, elder, gardening, Potager, pruning, small fruits, Uncategorized Tagged berries, bulbs, deer, elder, gardening, Plantskydd, pruning, squirrels, tulips, weeds 4 Comments
Could it be Fairies?
Since the strawberries began blooming, I’ve been keeping a close watch. Before the rains set in, there were hundreds of pretty, white blooms. I fussed and stewed, because I did not see a single bee to pollinate the flowers. My … Continue reading
Posted in berries, fairies, gardening, kitchen gardens, Potager, small fruits, Uncategorized Tagged fairies, gardening, potager, strawberries 1 Comment
The Berry Rows
It’s not only the wonderful flavor of just-picked, sun-warmed berries, or the fact that they are pricey at the markets, or that picking berries is a favorite treat for visiting grandchildren, but also the childhood memories of putting on long pants … Continue reading
Posted in berries, gardening, planting, Potager, small fruits, Uncategorized Tagged berries, berry barns, blackberries, elderberries, gooseberries, gooseberry standards, Kylee Baumlee, raspberries, rhubarb, Rosemary Very, strawberries 5 Comments