Saturday, April 24, 2010

Got Me Some Fruit Bushes

Well, I wouldn’t necessarily call them fruit bushes quite yet. They’re more like twigs. But it’s a start.

I picked up three different types – blueberry, raspberry and blackberry – and I have to confess to you all that I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. Not only have I never grown any type of fruit before, I haven’t taken the time to educate myself completely on what’s involved. Yes, yes, I’m botanically irresponsible.

[shrug]

The other thing is that in my rush to place the ‘twigs’ as quickly as possible into a bucket of water so their roots wouldn’t dry out until they were planted (it was a very warm, summer day, you know), I didn’t pay attention to what fruit ‘twig’ is which when I unwrapped each one and dunked it in the water. This means I have no idea what’s what.



Can anyone tell from the photos what each one is? I believe that the thickest twig is the raspberry, but I’m not entirely certain.

In any case, we’ll have to see what happens as everything grows. What the heck, it’ll be a surprise! Won’t that be fun?

2 comments:

  1. Raspberry stems have thorns that are fine and look like fuzz. Blackberries have thorns that are thicker, like a rose. Blueberry is the one without thorns, probably the one with leaves.

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  2. Anonymous, thank you! This will really help!

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