Tag: berries

An Easy Way to Repot Plants

An Easy Way to Repot Plants

Out in the greenhouse, I found many of my garden starts and cuttings were already needing to be repotted into larger pots. Apparently a warmer-than-normal Pacific Northwest winter has encouraged some rapid growth in some usually pokey plants. In this case, my tayberries (a sweet-tart, raspberry-blackberry cross) were […]

Jam Recipes: Five of My Favorites

Jam Recipes: Five of My Favorites

Jam recipes near and dear to my spoon… This time of year my pantry shelves buckle under the weight of stacked empty jam jars. They glistened under the light of the single bulb on the ceiling, and call to me, “Tom, Tom, get a move-on; […]

One Green World Nursery Delivers the Goods

One Green World Nursery Delivers the Goods

I read seed and nursery catalogs like dime-store novels. Will the characters within the dog-eared pages deliver on their promises. Will their potential be realized, or will some find their end in a wheelbarrow ride to the compost heap? Will their shortcomings haunt me every […]

How to Build a Better Berry Basket (or Bucket)

How to Build a Better Berry Basket (or Bucket)

A bountiful morning when you have the right tools. Berry (and cherry) picking is serious business; you pick, eat a few, then try to get them in the bucket or basket without spilling your handful from a high altitude. And then there’s the bending down to fill the bucket part. […]