Wednesday, June 13, 2018


After our morning walk, Jilda and I fetched our blueberry buckets and headed to the field. A few bushes ripened early so picking those berries was simple. Now the other 15 plants are blue with berries and it takes much longer. We picked for over an hour today. Jilda picked a gallon and I picked almost two. By Friday, there will be that many more. 

I pick the fattest berries from each bush to gauge the sweetness of the fruit on each bush. One of the oldest plants is by far my favorite. We planted it so long ago that I don't remember the variety. If I did, I would order more. 

By seasons end, we'll have enough blueberries to last us through fall and winter...and we eat a lot of blueberries.

If you've never tried to grow blueberries, they are quite easy. Just look at a supplier like Stark Brothers and on their website, they will show berries that will thrive in your area.

Plant them shallow and mulch them with pine bark. Make sure they get water in the summer. We usually get berries the second year and by year three, they will make you very happy.


  1. Colour me a tad jealous.

  2. Wow, that a lot of blueberries. I had intentioned to plant some blueberry bushes this spring and I got side track by the flood. I'm hoping that I still can find some at the plant nursery. I still can pick the one next door this year unless someone beats me to it.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. I wish there was way to get some of those berries over here to me...I just told Nick (again!) about the blueberry bushes and he said NO. He said they attract snakes. Is this true? I wonder if one would grow in a pot on the patio?

  4. 15 more bushes to pick? You two are keeping busy for sure. Nice you have a place to keep them all. Blueberries are so very good and good for you too!

  5. I've never tried to grow ANYthing … but you make it sound relatively simple.

  6. I have no idea why but looking at those blueberries made me think that a blueberry crumb cake would be really good right now. Maybe with a nice cup of tea.


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