Kerry’s Garden

The trials and tribulations of one Kentucky gardener…


Entries Tagged as 'Blackberries'


July 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Looks like this is going to be the best blackberry harvest that I’ve had in several years. It takes two years from shoot to berry. A a lot that can happen during that time. Lack of rain, too much rain, disease, deer, wind and winter temps can thwart a berries journey into being. The weather […]

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Tags: Blackberries · Fruit

Late Cleanup

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments

This week is my well earned vacation week. We aren’t going anywhere this week but I am using it to catch up on some projects. Today I cleaned out the raspberry beds, cutting one to the ground and the other to about 12-18 inches high. They are just starting to wake up. I normally do […]

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Tags: Blackberries · Fruit · Raspberries


July 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Gooseberries, cherry tomatoes, blackberries, raspberries and a zucchini. A good haul. The spring crop of the raspberries is about over while the fall crop is being pollinated. The blackberries are just starting to ripen. The birds have found them as they do every year. Tonight I will have to prune back the new growth and […]

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Tags: Blackberries · Fruit · Raspberries · Weather

Berry Good

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I often get up long before I have to start getting ready for work to browse the garden. The morning is cool and the birds are out in full chorus. I do the container watering at this time, harvest what I can and just enjoy the morning. This morning on my rounds I came up […]

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Tags: Blackberries · Blueberries · Currants · Fruit · Herbs · Raspberries · Strawberries


April 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I saw a hummer visiting our tulips this morning which reminding me of the hummingbird feeder that I picked up on Monday. Time to get that bad boy out and filled with some sugar water. I picked up two stevia plants last night while at Lowes getting plumming parts to fix the broken faucet. One […]

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Tags: Blackberries · Blueberries · Figs · Flowers · Fruit · Herbs · Kiwi · Ornamentals · Propagation

Not a Totally Wasted Season

November 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments

It was very hard not to get depressed this summer every time I looked outside. By the time I was able to get back outside after my surgery the drought was in full swing. My rain barrels helped some but when there is no rain coming for weeks on end empty barrels don’t do much […]

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Tags: Blackberries · Critters · Figs · Flowers · Fruit · Projects · Raspberries · Roses · Tomatoes · Weather

First Bottling

May 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I was inside fairly early and decided to go ahead and bottle some of the wine I started around the first of the year. I had 1 gallon jug of each – two meads (one with orange, cinnamon and vanilla and one a plain mead), raspberry and blackberry. The honey is some I have had […]

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Tags: Blackberries · Fruit · Raspberries · Wine