In 2010 Mr. Moody of Monroe, ME generously dug up 15+ canes of ‘Grandpa Moody’ blackberry canes which are renowned locally as a fabulous (though not commercial) variety. A visit to a friend of Louise’s who has a nursery, she pointed out that her blackberry canes were Grandpa Moody’s.
Unfortunately, Mr. Moody did not dig roots with all of the canes so only 4 of them actually ‘took’.
2011: Not a good year for these; a ‘critter’ is breaking off canes 4-6" at a time. I’m growing pumpkins in the row as there is so much space from plants that didn’t ‘take’. This didn’t help keep the critter away. I’m planning to use critter deterrent in 2012.
This planting is in the BRIARS garden.
Gift from Mr. Moody in Monroe.
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Growing day 946
‘one raspberry and two blackberry canes have sprouted in paths. use them to fill in the row’
these were harvested from two layered canes
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this is a cane that I’m ‘layering’; maybe fruit to boot?
Center plant put up a new shoot.
Azomite; so now it’s greensand and azomite for 2012. Tip rooting two center canes.
Showing True Leaves day 858
Showing True Leaves day 836
Dormant day 816
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