Berries are busting in the garden. Sweet Pinky Strawberries are taking the lead in production with some bright red berries. Of course, the pill bugs like them too; so I’m really on a quest on a way to rid the garden of these freeloaders.
Sweet Pinky Strawberries
Last summer, only one berry was produced on our young thornless boysenberry. This summer looks much more promising. The canes are producing many flowers just waiting for the pollinators to do their thing. Everything in the garden is scheduled to be fertilized this weekend including the berries. I thought berries could grow in a pile of compost (aka horse $h!t) but don’t have the wherewithal to take on that experiment. These berries will have to settle for the store bought variety I provide.
The boysenberry blossoms remind me of magnolias. Really they do.