Berry Season

26 Sep

The first of the mulberries, blueberries and strawberries seem to be ripening at the same time. I picked this bowl of berries today.

P and I ate them for dessert topped with a sauce made with sour cream, brown sugar, vanilla and Tia Maria. Drool.

All of these berries can be grown in pots. The blueberries and strawberries were and the mulberry tree (shorter than me) will be transplanted into a pot shortly. You could even grow them on the balcony of an apartment.

Delicious, organic berries – easier than you think!

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8 Responses to “Berry Season”

  1. Daphne September 27, 2012 at 1:49 am #

    Those look delicious.

  2. Michelle September 27, 2012 at 4:47 am #

    I’ve got a couple of blueberries starting in pots and even though they are in their first year they produced a handful of berries. A couple more plants will be added to the collection this fall. My mulberry isn’t as vigorous as yours, it’s staying fairly small and only produced 2 berries this year, but it’s growing in very poor soil. Do you know if your mulberry is nigra, alba, or whatever the other species is (rubra?)? Strawberries *sob* are rat food iin my garden, I don’t know if I dare to try to grow them again. 😦

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney September 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

      It’s a Nigra. Luckily most of my strawberry-munching pests are of the two-legged variety.

  3. Mrs bok September 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Oh yum ! You have such great growing conditions up there. Still too cold here.

  4. Louise September 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    I can see I am going to have to grow strawberries and mulberries. Your blueberries are a little ahead of mine, what is your variety?

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney September 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

      I have 2 x Nellie Kelly (which are Sunshine Blue variety), plus one each of Biloxi, Legacy, Misty and Brightwell.

  5. Jean October 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Do they need lots of sun? I wish I could grow berries on my balcony, but there’s only a couple of hours of sun in the mornings, and only over some of the area. I actually have shallots and basil at the moment – the shallots seem to have decided “tall” was the way to go, and we’ll see how the basil survives – it’s fairly new.

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney October 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

      No they don’t need lots of sun, but they would need a few hours a day. Berries in general can cope with part shade. The basil should get happier once it warms up a little – it’s a summer herb.

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