Thursday, July 11, 2013

Them's the Berries!

Just a quick update from the garden... The warm weather we've been having here has the garden going gangbusters, which is great! The berries, in particular, are doing exceptionally well- both our native berries (huckleberry, salmon berry and thimbleberry) and our cultivated ones. The blackberries aren't ripe yet, but  they are loaded with flowers.

We've picked over 2 pounds of raspberries so far: 
Some of which are huge:
And the blueberries aren't far behind!
All in all, it's shaping up to be a good fruit year, here. 

(Note the pale berry in the foreground above- that looks to me to be  a "mummy berry"; that's the common name for a type of fungus here that has wiped out our blueberry harvest for the past 2 years. I'm pleased to see that my control efforts are paying off, and I'll write more on that later.)

What are your favorite berries to grow?

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