Message from Why Tea in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #gardening
Hi, everyone. Your friend Why Tea here. My wife and I do a bit of gardening, and between the two of us and her father, we've got over a lifetime's experience. She was raised on a farm in the Northwest, and I'm from the Southeast, so we've got a bit of range there. At home here we currently have blueberry bushes, strawberries, a ton of tomatoes (of course) and we're also doing cantaloupe and an entire bed of sweet potatoes this year.
Awesome man our blackberries and raspberries are just starting to ripen. About two weeks out. 300 plants!
Stopped growing tomatoes a while back on account of the stinkbugs
We have a huge blackberry bush, but we're going to rip it out, they are big and juicy, but even after several seasons, this variety just doesn't taste sweet. The raspberry bush hasn't ever taken off, unfortunately.
300 plants is serious. I've got acreage and want to fill it with blueberries and strawberries.
Is there any gardening books you would recommend?
@Why Tea I love black berries! Do you know if I can grow them in a hot 100 degree climate like East Texas?
berries seem to grow best in the North East or at least to my knowledge black/blue/raspberries grow wild all over NY esp upstate
Can confirm, I see a shit ton of em where I am.
Well, raspberries won't do well, they have to be further north, but blackberries do fine here in GA. There are a number of varieties. It doesn't get quite as hot here, but they still do fine. Really well. I don't have to actively water them or anything. It may be too hot or too dry where you are.
The main thing is to make sure what you're trying to grow, as you asked, will work in your climate zone.
And be sure to get a variety that does best in that zone.
If there are different ones.
For blackberries, there definitely are: https://www.almanac.com/plant/blackberries
Bonus- blackberries grow like weeds. Very invasive, they love water
Just like passion fruit
Definitely a thorny weed!
Oh wow that looks useful.
Alright I'll have to check it out, thanks.