Pruning Blackberry Plants

Blackberry PlantsAmong the many berry plants we have on our 1/4 acre, we have four Navaho Blackberry plants which are an erect, thornless varierty that produce large crops of delicious, fat, sweet black fruit.

Well normally.

This Summer, we didn’t get such a great crop from two of our Blackberry plants.

The fruit was dry and sparse and the plants weren’t looking that healthy.

The other two plants did really well and produced a fantastic crop. But as always in our garden, we want more!

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Propagating Strawberries

Growing Strawberries

Now that the Strawberries are mostly done fruiting, it’s time to prepare for next years patch. Really? This soon? Absolutely! If you want to expand your patch or plant another patch, you will need more plants and there is no …

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Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkins

Right now I’m feeling incredibly impatient with my Pumpkin Patch.

I have some lovely, nice big Pumpkins growing and I’m excited to stash them away for our Winter pantry.

Pumpkins are planted in Spring/Summer and growing quickly, usually maturing in Autum – approximately 14 weeks later.

We have been really lucky this year to have our plants produce at least 12 good sized Pumpkins. I love knowing that we have this fantastics crop to enjoy over the next few months, without spending a cent.

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Make Your Own Free Pea Teepee

Growing Peas

It’s Pea planting time.

Autumn is the perfect time to plant Snow Peas and Climbing Peas, with the cooler weather. Lower temperatures deter mildew, the doom of many a Pea plant.

There are plenty of structures you can easily grow Peas up but I particularly love the look of the pea teepee in our raised gardens.

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Hot Chillies!!

Even though the weather is getting colder, some of the summer crops are only just ripening up. Every year we grow a LOT of chillies because we eat a lot of them and it’s so great to have as many …

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