Despite the early heat and the lack of rain, we have had a phenomenal blueberry harvest this year… The best harvest yet! So I wanted to share some of our winning growing techniques. Have the right climate? We live in the southern Willamette Valley in western Oregon. The summers are typically mild (average daily high […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In July we went huckleberry picking in the foothills that are tucked away at the Western base of the Cascades mountain range. While climbing the road that twisted up to one of the ridges, we happened up on a cluster of unfamiliar berry bushes. The red and golden, raspberry-like fruits were enjoying a persistent summer […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A year ago last spring I planted four raspberry plants in a desolate corner of the yard. I amended the poor soil with lots of peat, compost and fertilizer, worked it up really well, planted the starts two feet apart and planted them deep. I must have done everything right because now they are going […]Continue Reading... No Comments.