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Building A Berry Bramble

April 8, 2015

Planting berries are like making an investment, kind of like planting trees.
I started with the blackberries my friend Joni gave me years ago from her mom’s garden. They have lived in a plastic pot, producing lovely berries & lots of nasty briars.

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Then store-bought blackberries, some thornless. Hurrah!

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A trellis will help prevent the bramble from becoming…well, a bramble!

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On this day, the 3-lb hammer was my favorite tool. Kudos to my trainer, Greg, for all the weight lifting, pushups & kettle bell swings.

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Then unrolling & placing the fencing wire. That was a challenge.

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After the wire I unrolled black plastic sheeting to limit weeds.

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I am still trying to find hardwood mulch to cover the plastic in both the garden & the berry patch. Most companies add dye to mulch – yuk! I just want plain, old, regular mulch.


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