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May Showers Bring June.....

Discussion in 'Kenbo's Chat Room' started by trc65, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. trc65

    trc65 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Strawberries!

    This a portion of the 6 gallons of strawberries I picked this morning. Already made 5 batches of jam, given 2 1/2 gallons away, and still have a refrigerator full that need to be stemmed and frozen. Too many already, and this was the first big picking.

    All this was from a bed I established last spring with only 25 plants!

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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    Oh yummy.
    I have a patch on the side of my house that are just starting to get berries now. I can't wait to eat some....
     
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    That's cool! I keep meaning to plant some and try it out. Tony
     
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    trc65 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Tony, you should get some planted. Till, fertilize and plant. Keep the weeds down for a year and next spring you'll have more than you can eat or want to pick.
     
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    Yep- easy to grow but watch out- the ones in stores will taste like cardboard ever after....
     
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    To me, strawberries are so-so. Now, if you had a raspberry patch . . . :good2:

    Don't get me wrong, I'm glad you had a bountiful year - it's always nice when your work pays off and you can enjoy the fruits of your labors.
     
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    Ken, do you prefer red or black raspberries? I've got patches of both,
    although my favorite is the wild black raspberries I pick out of the timber.

    Won't have near the volume of raspberries as strawberries, but will get plenty to freeze and make jam, depending on how bad Japanese beetles are this year.
     
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    Red for me. Mind you, I won't turn down the black ones :)
     
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    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member

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    This is my little patch on the side of my house....

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    And the wife is planting a couple rhubarb plants.
    Mmmm...strawberry rhubarb pie coming up....
     
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    Never have seen black raspberries, interesting.
     
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    Good luck with that. Rabbits and coons keep eating our Strawberries.
     
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    Rhubarb is already in the freezer waiting a visit from my nephew and his family in July. Only pie he likes, rhubarb/strawberry.


    Wild black raspberries were the only type I knew growing up. Would find a couple of handfulls as a kid and have Mom help me make mini pies for myself. Don't grow as large as the red berries, but I much prefer the flavor of the black.

    When needed, I use electric fence at 2", 6" and at 12" to keep the varmints out. Also keeps the coons out of the sweetcorn. Love hearing the screech of coons and even rabbits when they touch the hot wire for the first time.:scare3:
     
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    We have some around here that everyone calls red raspberries but I have always called wineberries. Really sweet and make good jelly.

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    We have similar ones here, but ours are darker, we call them blackberries. Very tasty.
     
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    1st pic- blackberries
    2nd pic- black raspberry
    3rd pic- wineberries
    4th pic- red raspberries

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    I can't hardly find black raspberries anymore. Almost never see the reds here. Wineberries and blackberries are plentiful. Also have some wild blueberries around. Good mulberry trees close by. Found a few paw-paw trees too but other than eating them raw, I cant find anything to make with them. Made some paw-paw ice cream and it wasn't good!
     
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    Never heard of Paw Paw.
     
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    We have some around here that are big n red. We call them apples....
     
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