Sunday, March 30, 2008

Guess What I get to Buy!

I've been thinking lately that I could get a whole lot more out of my yard if I started viewing it as arable land; which, it is. I'm not a great gardener, but perennials I can just stick in the ground and they can take care of themselves. My kids love berries of all kinds and the few strawberry plants that we planted a couple of years ago just got eaten right away. It was very disappointing. However, I know people around here who've been very successful with blackberries and raspberries. My friend, M. is giving me a raspberry plant.

I was very concerned if I would be able to buy blackberry plants. How was I going to get used ones, unless someone I know was digging some up? Then, I realized that I can most certainly buy some plants because--they are a food! Not the plants, but the berries. That counts on the compact!

This will be one of the few legitimate new purchases that I can make, and I can't wait to look online at some garden catalogs with thornless blackberry plants. I can train them through my fence and arch them down to have the tips touch the ground where they will also root increasing my bounteous berry booty. Ha!

Happy berrying soon!


Gruppie Girl said...

I have always wanted to plannt berry bushes. My dream is to send the kids outside to pick berries when they want a snack.

Please let us know how everything goes.

Laura said...

I envision my kids doing exactly that. I will definitely let you know how it works out.

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