Autumn is the time of the richest bounty. The food that has been growing all summer is ready for harvest. Through the late summer into autumn, now is the time to buy enough food at farmers’ markets to put by for winter when less fresh food is available. I like to make jam and preserves […]
strawberries, originally uploaded by donnallong. I picked a quart of strawberries from my strawberry patch. It is the first time I have had a successful strawberry harvest. Urban farmer, am I.
Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) The bell-shaped blossoms of the Highbush Blueberry are blooming in my garden. This will be the first year of abundant blueberries. I planted two plants last year. The plant is self-pollinating, but increases fruit-set and the berries are earlier and has more seeds, if there are two to cross-pollinate. This […]
Look at the buds on my Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) shrub in my backyard. The Highbush Blueberry is native to my region. I planted two bushes two years ago. It had tiny, not very edible berries on the bush last year. Maybe just maybe I will get a few blueberries this year. The birds will […]