The garden is filled with fruit that just ain’t ripe.Read More All this rain better make my fruit trees ripen!
Sounds like a cheesy vampire novel, but all I see are deep colored berries entering the mix: black raspberries, blueberries, and darkest of all, mulberries. Oh yeah, the strawberries are still ripening, too. Whenever I pick black raspberries, I always remember a story I read as a child, “Green Black Raspberries are Red.” This is […]
Read More A darker harvest
Blueberries are ripe. Mulberries are ripe. One or two of them, anyway. With blueberries you have to watch for that greyish blush to cover the deep blue color. I planted lowbush blueberries, because I like the smaller, more intense flavor of the little berries. This means a lot of stooping to pick these berries, almost […]Read More Next fruits
When you plant semi-dwarf trees, everything is low-hanging fruit.Read More Low Hanging Fruit
Along with the daily pint of mixed berries, today I finally picked two whole mulberries. Two delicious, rich-tasting mulberries from a tree I planted this spring. A tree that I nearly killed by leaving it in its shipping box for a week and watering the wrong end. I’ve heard that mulberries are robust trees (a […]Read More Mulberries!
I seem to be doing pretty good at growing fruit. The yard is full of promise in many different shades of ripe.Read More Shades of ripe