Saturday, May 9, 2015

Planting Berries

Along with the Serviceberry and Jostaberry, I have been on a perennial berry planting kick this past week or so.

Planting a Black Currant

I planted a Consort Black Currant aka Ribes nigrum ‘Consort’

Planting a Black Currant

A nice hardy fruit good down to –40F and USDA zones 3-7.

Planting a Black Currant

On a whim, I bought a boysenberry at home depot in the bargain section. It appears I have planted a stick. I hope it grows vigorously like my raspberry which was also just a small stick when I planted it. A boysenberry is a cross between a raspberry, blackberry, dewberry, and a loganberry. I can’t wait to taste one.

Planting a Boysenberry

I planted it with a lot of finished compost and mulched it heavily with wood chips. I also made sure to plant it far away from my raspberries.

Planting a Gooseberry

Next to the boysenberry at home depot was a gooseberry. It was cheap, so I bought one. To my surprise there was two plants in the box! Win! I planted them both with finished compost and lots of mulch. I am hopeful they will both grow.

Planting a Gooseberry

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