Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Brambles, blueberries and grapes planted
We're getting serious now, folks.
Just finished planting:
* (8) Ouchita thornless blackberries
* (8) Red damron raspberries
* (4) Carlos muscadines
* (3) Concord seedless grapes
* (1) Jumbo bunch grape
* (7) Rabbiteye blueberries (4 Powderblue, 3 Tifblue)
The brambles and grapes will reside on 200 feet of trellis.
Most of the planting was done in a soaking rain. Should be a good time to get plants in the ground. We are in for three more days of rain.
Photo above is of a raspberry plant. If all goes as planned, next year we'll harvest several gallons of berries from this puny little thing.
I asked Gabe, my preceptor at the nursery, if there were any tricks I should know about planting brambles. He said: "Just stick 'em in the ground. Anybody can grow brambles."
We shall see, Gabe. We shall see.