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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
5659 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  2:24:58 PM  Show Profile
The International Herb of Year for 2020 is Rubus spp. Blackberries, raspberries, et al.

There's no room in my wee garden for berries so I'll plant a herb I haven't grown before as a substitute for this year's Jubilee. I would also like to find a container yellow rose to add to the other I two I've planted for the Jubilee. Last year it was "Mrs Oakley Fisher" and the year before that "Republic of Texas". Happy to say both are thriving in there containers.



Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14584 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14584 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  3:13:23 PM  Show Profile
Oh Ya!! blackberries and raspberries grow great over here..
And who doesn't like Black Raspberry tea with a scone on the side!
Great and yummy choice Sara...

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NatChap
True Blue Farmgirl

426 Posts

Natalie
Clarkesville GA
USA
426 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  6:38:35 PM  Show Profile
Yay! Blackberries are our business! We sell Kiowa blackberries wholesale in the Summer. They are healthy and freeze well. I eat some in my oatmeal every morning. Here is a picture from blackberry season~






Keep shining!
Natalie

"Ask what makes you come alive and go do it." ~Howard Thurman
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7455 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7455 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  8:27:48 PM  Show Profile
I'm a raspberry girl at heart, for sure - woo hoo! Can anyone recommend a good link where I can purchase some nice raspberry and blackberry canes online? I have a little room yet in my front yard... I was thinking it might be kind of fun to create a hedge of them instead of putting up a picket or wrought iron fence... Are they difficult to grow? I'm in, for sure! Hugs - Nini

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14584 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14584 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  11:23:52 PM  Show Profile
Nat... good thing we are not neighbors,, you'd catch me out in your patch plucking berries for my peanut butter, banana and berry smoothies!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5074 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5074 Posts

Posted - Jan 15 2020 :  05:20:45 AM  Show Profile
Blackberries grow wild down here in Florida and are usually ripe by early May. That would be a perfect theme for me this year. If we get a good Spring for the berries, I might be able to find a patch with enough berries to make jam. Our blackberries are small so you have to gather a bunch to can anything.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5659 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5659 Posts

Posted - Jan 15 2020 :  05:22:54 AM  Show Profile
Winnie, wild harvesting berries for jam sounds like fun. Come spring tell us all about it.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14584 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14584 Posts

Posted - Jan 15 2020 :  09:32:20 AM  Show Profile
When we lived back in Coarsegold, CA... berries grew wild along our mountain road... but the deer usually got to the berries before we could.


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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

1977 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
1977 Posts

Posted - Jan 15 2020 :  12:10:50 PM  Show Profile
Nini, raspberries are super easy to grow, and spread like crazy once established. I would love to be able to grow blackberries, but it is way to cold here. I freeze oodles of raspberries though and am even having a vintner making me a large batch of wine out of last years abundance. Should be ready in time for Valentine's Day.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

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NatChap
True Blue Farmgirl

426 Posts

Natalie
Clarkesville GA
USA
426 Posts

Posted - Jan 15 2020 :  5:15:38 PM  Show Profile
Nini,

We ordered ours from Ison's - https://www.isons.com/shop/berry-plants/blackberry/kiowa-upright-thorny-blackberry-2-plant/ This is the best price I've found online. Stark Brothers has wonderful products but are more expensive. We used a trellis system much like grapes for easier picking. They do have thorns. The trellis system requires pruning back current year canes so the new primocanes can grow for next year once current year harvest is complete. We started with 625 plants in 2012 and are down to about 600 due to Rosette disease. We cut out those vines and the rest seem good. They are not difficult to grow. If you wanted a few frontyard ones you should have no problem. They grow in zones 5 - 9.

We have a fence around the vineyard to keep deer and bears out of it. They LOVE to snip off the vine!



Keep shining!
Natalie

"Ask what makes you come alive and go do it." ~Howard Thurman

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NatChap
True Blue Farmgirl

426 Posts

Natalie
Clarkesville GA
USA
426 Posts

Posted - Jan 15 2020 :  5:18:54 PM  Show Profile
Grace,

There are plenty to share! Those smoothies sound like a yummy combination!

Keep shining!
Natalie

"Ask what makes you come alive and go do it." ~Howard Thurman
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5659 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5659 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2020 :  08:56:27 AM  Show Profile
I ordered a yellow container rose today to celebrate our 2020 FarmGirl Jubilee. It's "Ron's Choice" from Antique Rose Emporium here in Texas. It will be delivered the second week of April and will join my other yellow container roses on the deck.



Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14584 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14584 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2020 :  10:03:33 AM  Show Profile
Oh Sara,, you lucky ducky.. my roses (and lavender)are covered in snow and will be until April :>(

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NatChap
True Blue Farmgirl

426 Posts

Natalie
Clarkesville GA
USA
426 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2020 :  3:04:21 PM  Show Profile
Sara,

How exciting to add a new rose to your collection! One can never have too many flowers!

Keep shining!
Natalie

"Ask what makes you come alive and go do it." ~Howard Thurman
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5659 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5659 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2020 :  3:15:39 PM  Show Profile
Natalie, you are so right. I like having the pleasure of selecting a rose; ordering it; and than counting the months till it gets here.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14584 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14584 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2020 :  09:09:03 AM  Show Profile
Oh, forgot yo mention...my local neighborhood Deer would Luv it if I were to plant more roses... snacking on them is one of their favorite things to do... next to smacking on the apples!!! ..

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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4605 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2020 :  11:01:23 AM  Show Profile
We have wild raspberries, blackberries and wine berries here, which I make jam with. I did a blog on it before, let me know if you all would like the link.

I love berry cobbler, too! Berries are my favorite summer fruit (technically not an herb). Love all kinds. Some are easier to grow than others, and it depends on the season.

Thanks for the info.


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Nicole
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Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
Chapter Leader, CT Simpler Life Sisters
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14584 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14584 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2020 :  4:59:57 PM  Show Profile
Wine Berry??? sounds Yummy!


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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

239 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
239 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2020 :  6:40:52 PM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message
I will see if I can start some raspberry plants this summer! I have a playground close by and would be okay sharing if they thrive. Zone 9.


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NatChap
True Blue Farmgirl

426 Posts

Natalie
Clarkesville GA
USA
426 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2020 :  08:13:32 AM  Show Profile
Vicki,
That is gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing such beauty. Enjoy the day!

Keep shining!
Natalie

"Ask what makes you come alive and go do it." ~Howard Thurman
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danyel
True Blue Farmgirl

349 Posts

Danyel
Robertsdale PA
USA
349 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2020 :  7:01:53 PM  Show Profile
Berries are a favorite! Especially black raspberries, yummy to snack on. Teaching grandchildren to pick last year made many a memory. I tried planting some but they did not grow. Might try again this year.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5659 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5659 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2020 :  9:26:56 PM  Show Profile
Danyel if you decide to plant berries this year I hope they do well for you.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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HealingTouch
True Blue Farmgirl

3202 Posts

Darlene
Kunkletown Pa
USA
3202 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2020 :  10:15:15 PM  Show Profile  Send HealingTouch a Yahoo! Message
Wild raspberries grow along our lane. They are delicious. I make jam in my bread machine. So good. Also add to overnight oatmeal and pies too. The thorns hurt like crazy though. Ouch!

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922
October 2016 Farmgirl of the month

John 11: 35 Jesus wept.

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

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danyel
True Blue Farmgirl

349 Posts

Danyel
Robertsdale PA
USA
349 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2020 :  05:29:06 AM  Show Profile
Thank you Sara. I will try again, I do not mind going to the mountains to pick but I am trying to get as much growing on my little piece of ground that I can. Also adding to my strawberry patch yearly. Itís still small, the grandchildren keep it picked clean.

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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

239 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
239 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2020 :  07:06:30 AM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message
Strawberry is my other hope for summer growth! I'm not a green thumb but I love trying! My Sunflowers bloomed and I used them for the table at the Ladies luncheon! It is so rewarding to use the things I grow or make! Mulberry trees used to grow at the trailer park I lived in and I had every mother making treats for our families one year! What fun and memories it was!

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5659 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5659 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2020 :  07:50:09 AM  Show Profile
Vicki, good luck on your strawberry bed.

I mentioned earlier since I can't grow berries because of too much shade I would go with another container yellow rose. I ordered Ron's Choice from Antique Rose Emporium in Jan to be delivered in April. I figured I could plant a container rose anytime of the year. Well, I was wrong. They sent it to be in late Jan. Seems like that's the time to plant roses in my zone. The other time is in the fall. The rose is doing good and a mild winter has helped it to adjust to my back deck. Hope to see yellow buds later this year.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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