Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Blueberry and strawberry plants

I'm so excited! I ordered some blueberry plants today to be delivered in April. They are extra large bareroot plants so I'm hoping to have some fruit this year if all goes well. I ordered one Northland blueberry and one Olympia blueberry.

The Olympia blueberry is described as "very sweet & especially flavorful. Medium to medium large fruit, ripening midsummer." The Northland is "very productive, mid-sized berries, very sweet. Yellow-orange fall color, yellow branch color, compact bush."

I ordered them both from a
local nursery. I also ordered a whole heap of strawberry plants. More specifically, I'm getting Tristar strawberries. Tristar are a day-neutral type of berry, which means that they fruit continuously throughout the summer. This particular variety has its heaviest yield in autumn.

I picked up the book,
The Berry Grower's Companion, from the library today, so I hope to get some hints and tips on properly preparing, planting and growing my new plants.

I'm sure I'll be posting my progress on these plants and what I do with whatever bounty comes out of it!

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