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Feb 6th, 2018 at 05:04 AM
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GG has told DH that we need to have a separate berry garden this year. They have decided that it will be my gift for Mother's Day. I get to do all the work but they get to pay for the plants lol

I'm kind of excited over it.


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What a great gift!


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WOW !!! That sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day Gift.
Do you know what kinds of berries they have in mind, or will that be part of the surprise ?


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Definitely blueberries and raspberries to start. The bears have gotten too bad to go pick them in the wild these past few years. I planted new strawberries last year.


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Do you have problems with Japanese Beetles ? I would love to grow Blackberries. Once again. But in the last few years we had them at the "Farm" we completely lost them. Here my back yard is too low, but with moving, I want to try again.I

Fresh berries sound lovely. I am very happy for you.


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Lovely gift. Love berries.

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I used to have different berries and berry shrubs but over the years they died out from disease of animals. It's a good time to start again since GG has taken such an interest in gardening.


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We have blackberries. I had strawberries for several years but couldn't keep the weeds out of them so last year I mowed them over. I love raspberries but have never grown them. The deer destroyed the blueberry bushes but I'm putting more out in the fence this year.

Colt likes to plant things and if he lived closer might he might end up being a gardener. Lucky you that GG likes it. Makes it more fun.

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We just pulled our raspberries that we planted; they completely took over the front of the house. We also pulled the neighbors blackberries at the end of summer as it completely overtook our side yard, lol. Great berries, major upkeep.

Now I guess we'll just walk down the street and pick berries where we did when I was a kid :P.

We are planning on grapes and strawberries this year though! Last year I bought what was supposed to be a "Pineapple Strawberry", the picture looked like a white berry with red seeds; but what I ended up with just looked like your average strawberry...


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I am jealous of any of you that are going to have your own berries to eat. They are THE best, to be sure.


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That was one of the problems with my strawberries. I froze a bunch and made freezer jam out of a bunch but we just don't eat enough to keep up with the weeds and the grass. If Ginger lived closer she'd eat them all every day but I've still got bags of them in the freezer.

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I used to make pies with my blackberries a LOT. Then I also made Jam. AND I would thaw a cup or so at a time and put them in my yogurt. I am getting hungry now.......:)


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I'm going to Sheri's. I ran out of strawberries month's ago and am now paying $8 a pound for them.


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Man Sunny $8.00!!!! How do you use the strawberries?

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Strawberries were $5.99 a pound here but thankfully they are back down to $2.99 a pound.


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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Man Sunny $8.00!!!! How do you use the strawberries?


Well, I don't get to eat them myself at that price. GG gets to take them to school as her morning snack though.
The price of fruit here in Winter is crazy.


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I've got to get busy and get me some blueberry bushes.

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Do you know how jealous this kind of talk makes me as I look out my window at the snow ?


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it's going to be 69 tomorrow. We're blooming here.

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good for you...enjoy !!!


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Let's all move to Sheri's neighourhood lol


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
Let's all move to Sheri's neighourhood lol


I'm ready..and we will have an automatic coffee clutch once a week, where Sheri will teach us how to garden in her State.


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Wouldn't it be nice if we all lived closer and could really have a meet up once in a while.

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Yes, it would be WONDERFUL !!!

my sister belongs to a group that does that once a year, & who can come, does. The lady hosting the house has a big 4 or 5 bedroom house and she puts up people if they do not want to rent a room close by. I have for years thought how nice that would be for us to meet, but we are all scattered so far apart that it does not seem likely that we do that.


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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Wouldn't it be nice if we all lived closer and could really have a meet up once in a while.


That sounds so nice. Someone needs to win the lottery lol


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers


That sounds so nice. Someone needs to win the lottery lol


I totally agree...but I hear you have to actually buy tickets in order to win..... why


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We'll wait on my mother...she is a gambling addict. In fact...half her siblings are as well.

More gardening catalogs are coming in. I can't wait until May to plant potatoes.


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I will be rooting for your momma.


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Totally off topic but a friend from church is addicted to scratch off cards. His wife has had to put him on a daily allowance to try to curb this addiction. She can't even give him lunch money for an entire week or he'll spend it all in one day.

It's so warm here that I'm itching to crank up the garden but I know it's going to get cold again. I really hope it does. If I find green peas to plant they'll be going in as soon as I find them or it will be too hot for them to produce.

Johnny has yet to build another raised bed or bring in the straw bales for the squash. I need to make him a list.

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Yes make a list with time frames noted by each chore.

I hope your bed is made in time for use this season....


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I made the list and put it on the kitchen counter where he lays his keys. I've mentioned and mentioned and mentioned he needs to buy supplies and he's said over and over and over he will. We shall see.

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Johnny is related to my Rodney isn't he ??? grin

But my guy will get something done yesterday if HE wants it done.....

I wish you luck. You told him you needed it before you actually do, right ?


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