I’m a bit worried. I think this might be a low yield year for the raspberries. I hope I’m wrong, but there doesn’t seem to be nearly as much new growth this year as there was last year. Do raspberries have off seasons? Does anyone know?
The blueberries on the other hand are looking plentiful. If all goes as planned, this will be the first time in 3 years we will be able to harvest a significant amount of blueberries. In previous years the chickens gobbled up the berries before they turned blue, leaving us with nothing more than a random berry here and there. But with the addition of Chicken Fort Knox we should be in blueberry heaven come the end of July. Fingers crossed.
And the strawberries? Well, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about those. With the recent flush of free strawberries, it appears those 500 strawberry plants I planted back in March might not have been needed after all. Oh well, I suppose I couldn’t have known all the free produce I could ever eat was right around the corner.
Peace Out Girl Scouts, have a great Thursday!
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