I'm Berry Happy
Tuesday, 31 Jul 12 Sunny 27°C / 80°F
Not much of a harvest but I’m thrilled for the potential. I don’t consider having to count the number of berries for a harvest as oober positive but this is a new row and my first in my entire gardening career. I only had three plants to speak of early this Spring……a disappointment as I planted 14 canes not realizing that most of them had no roots even though they came with a nice, damp clump of soil.
Anyway the middle plant in the row had two very nice canes this Spring so I layered them to the ground each with two rocks along their length. If blackberries are as tenacious as rumored and reported…..then each layered cane should produce at least one new plant giving me a grand total of 5. It’s slow but I’m enjoying the process and my harvest is an unexpected ‘gift’ to keep me enthused.
Also….there is a cane from one of the other plants, the one located in the Northernmost end of the row, ……tunneled underground to appear ‘out of bounds’ of the designated row…so to speak. But, instead of roto-tilling it in the Spring, I will carefully dig it up with roots and add it to the row to start next season with six plants.
2012 growing obervations:
1) there are fewer cabbage worms in the brassicas ….even the broccoli.
2) fruit flies which usually find my indoor compost bucket…..are almost non-existant. I hesitate to report this as I am a bit superstitious that I’m jinxing myself and will wake tomorrow finding a bevy of fruit flies at my kitchen compost bucket.
I’m falling behind in documenting my milestones as I didn’t get an image of my first sunflower bloom.
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Harvesting 30.0 x item
these were harvested from two layered canes
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