Sorry I dont want to use the "W" when we still trying to figure out what happened to summer, but I am trying to be proactive as well. I was thinking about reducing a patch of lawn and starting a new bed dedicated to growing berries such as raspberries, blackberries, etc. I suspect though that the main problem is going to be wind as I live in a virtual wind tunnel and its the biggest blight in my garden.
1. Should I bother?
2. If we agree its worth it, how best should I prepare the soil which, in this patch, is almost pure pencil? (I've had to import soil, compost and manure since I started this garden 4 years ago - favorite garden implements are a hammer and chisel and I have been known to use a drill and an auger bit to plant certain bulbs. Sadly, I am not exaggerating at all.)
3. When is best time to plant?
I will coax some supports out of the poor husband for the raspberries but are there any other berries that dont need as much support?
- 9 Aug, 2009
grow your own