My late season of “everbearing” Heritage raspberries is coming in dribs and drabs. There are just enough flowers to keep the bumblebees coming back to the raspberry patch, and just enough fruits to keep me checking on them every few days. Some days, I almost get a handful of raspberries!Read More Today’s ounce of raspberries
I finished eating the raspberries from the first season about a couple weeks ago. These are the second wave that comes from the fallbearing raspberries. They are Heritage raspberries, and they make big, cone-shaped berries. Most of mine are growing under the butterfly bush, and I think they pick up some of the dusky fragrance […]Read More It’s raspberry season again!
Both black and red raspberries are ripening now. I like the flavor of the black ones more, but growing them has turned out to be a bit of a pain.Read More Starting to pick more raspberries
It may have been too soon, as the berry was a tad sour, but it’s a raspberry!Read More Just picked a raspberry!
No matter how you might be feeling, time marches on. Plants grow, birds frolic, bees pollinate, and fruit ripens. I’m still picking strawberries, and already raspberries are showing their first bit of color. Last year I was surprised by raspberries right around Fourth of July. This year, they’re even sooner. Two weeks early, just like […]Read More Are you ready for raspberries?
I thought I had posted the last about raspberries this year. I thought when I went out yesterday to cut down the spent canes, I would be done taking care of them. Even when I picked a ripe one and ate it, I thought that was the last. I was wrong, as usual. Yes, there […]Read More Raspberries that just can’t quit you
It’s a beautiful day today, perfect for climbing the hill and seeing how the raspberries how doing. Not that I’m expecting much. It’s fall. We even had snow already. It’s time for raspberries to take a break.Read More Raspberries?! Still? Get out!
What’s a little rain and slush To a hardy soul like a raspberry bush? More raspberries!Read More What’s a little rain and slush to a raspberry bush?
The various bright reds in the garden are catching my eye. Tomatoes are red. Strawberries are red. Raspberries are red. Even crabapples and rose hips are red. They are the reds of little round traffic lights, Reds that mean Stop and pick me, Reds than mean Go ahead and eat me.Read More Sometimes red means go ahead and eat
The fall crop of raspberries is coming in. Maybe if the sun comes out, I can pick berries again.Read More Raspberries are back