Category Archives: small fruits

Six on Saturday: April 21

  A welcome day of warmth yesterday resulted in lots of changes and some accomplishments.  The major goal was getting the 370 violas planted along the edges of the potager’s central paths.  It may not look impressive to you, but … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Feb 17

After an eternal January, February seems to be obligingly whizzing by.  Even though winter still holds forth on this frosty morn, there are glimpses of spring and the number of gardening opportunities increases each day.  Soon there will be garden … Continue reading

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Elderberry Cordial

One of my very favorite herbs is elder, for both the blossoms and berries are versatile and valuable.  In mid-January during another blast of winter, I pulled a bag of elderberries from the freezer and cooked a medicinal and tasty … Continue reading

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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

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A Four Year Wait

  Many of you have heard of the much-touted new family of fruiting shrubs introduced by Fall Creek Farm called “Brazelberries.”  There are several commercials advertising them on television and ads in most major gardening magazines, claiming that they are … Continue reading

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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

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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

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