Friday, February 26, 2010

Blackberry plants...

First, a chickie up-date: I think one of the chicks is blind, so I don't know if it will make it since it doesn't seem to be able to find the food and water. That makes me sad, but I am doing everything I can for it. If it doesn't make it, I will be o.k., though, because this is just part of life. (This is also why I grow plants, instead of raise animals.) Other than that, they are all doing fine. They are rather mesmerizing to watch, so I am not getting very much done!

Today I got a couple of blackberry bushes - an Arapaho and a Navajo. They are thornless and are supposed to be disease resistant, which should be helpful since the humid air of the South seems to lend itself to plant diseases. The bushes are also self-pollinating, but I read that even self-pollinating bushes do better when there is a different variety nearby. I am planning to plant them between the Myrtle trees (for the dappled shade the berries are supposed to like), but first my helper and I will have to dig out the wild, non-disease resistant, very thorny blackberry bushes that are already there. Some fun, huh.

Have a beautiful day!

1 comment:

Rihane said...

Blueberries are so healthy. I live close to big forests, the kind that has a lot of blueberries.