Thursday, 8 November 2012

Season for Raspberries

Trev thinks I finally caved in about buying a deep freeze so he could store pigs in it. Really I want to be eating raspberries all year round. Jam is fine, but I'm not into eating toast, so my raspberry intake plummets out of season.

We have 3 rows approximately 15 metres long. It's going to be a lot of raspberries. They're currently flowering and it's frightening being inside as the bees dive bomb the white netting by the thousand. Definitely have my mouth closed when I'm in there.

Trev's been working on repairing the netted enclosure for a while. The raspberries were growing through the sides and we needed to put in extra wires to hold the sides out. Go your hardest blackbirds, I think we've got your number!


Anonymous said...

I am envious! My raspberry patch died and I discovered the ground was waterlogged in that area during wet weather (planted during a drought) and I am now starting a new one in a different spot. Have to wait a while to get those lovely fresh berries.

Anonymous said...

I will be planting my first berries this year so not expecting much harvest, if any. They're from cuttings and some are 12 months old already so there is some hope. I too am very jealous of your huge and well established post.