Well I can barely keep up with what is happening in the garden! And the bounty has only just begun! The blackberries (which literally, popped up out of nowhere!) are producing like crazy. Yesterday I picked close to two pounds worth in about 10 minutes. I also picked the last of the peaches. The blackberry bushes show no sign of letting up – there are a lot of developing fruits on the bushes, some half-ripe, and a lot of new blossoms, indicating that this bounty of delicious free fruit is going to go on for months to come!
The peaches smelled fabulous. I find it amazing that this stuff is growing in my garden and that a small tree can produce so many peaches, only the second year after it was planted!
I understand now why blackberries are so expensive in the grocery store. Between the thorns, the nettles and the bees, getting to them and picking them is NOT an easy chore!
There are a lot that I can’t reach as they are behind the greenhouse and barricaded by a mass of thorny brambles – so I can only reach the closest ones. This fall we will cut back the bushes and try to make them more accessible for next year.
It is really quite torturous to be able to see them through the glass and not reach them!