Wednesday, June 29, 2011


 In 2009 I ordered 6 raspberry bushes and a blueberry bush from Gurney's during an end-of-season sale.  Five of the raspberry bushes died that first summer, despite hours of careful soil preparation and drainage adjustment.  The blueberry bush is still limping along.  This year, the sixth raspberry bush finally produced something besides long, fruitless canes.  (Meanwhile, the three shoots I got from Freecycle last year are also producing!)  Oh well, I suppose they were worth the wait.  R certainly thinks so.  As a bonus, the "old" raspberry bush and the "new" raspberry bushes seem to reach peak production at different times!  Now the only trouble is trying to help R understand the difference between a red raspberry and a really red raspberry. 

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, maybe you should have planted blackberries. It's much easier to see when they are ripe.