It’s almost time to forage for wild strawberries, a flavorful fruit that’s both an ephemeral treat and relatively safe for even novice food finders.
In this excerpt from “The Berry Grower,” author Blake Cothron explains variations within modern blackberries and what these differences mean to growers.
Homegrown strawberries are a special treat for many gardeners. From when and how to plant them to which types to try, here’s how the pros grow strawberries.
Mmmmm … berries. I love to pick them myself, which I often can at my CSA farm. My mind buzz turns off, replaced by bee buzz; the bees are way too busy to bother me. In the quiet berry patch, the focused search and careful reach for ripe berries is contemplative and soothing. Eat one […]
Courtesy Tracy Benjamin This morning, at the end of my work on community-supported agriculture farm, I picked a precious half-pint of raspberries. It took not only a little searching, but also avoiding the bees, which love the fragile, sweet berries nearly as much as I do. Over the weekend, I’ll gather some wild briar berries, […]