I’m not sure that all of the yard pictures really make sense without a general idea of the layout of our yard. This is my horribly inaccurate, not drawn to scale version of our yard. This gives you an idea of what you are looking at. The large pines line the drive way on the left side and line the yard, but I didn’t include them. The entire area behind the swamp at the very bottom is all woods…~138 acres of woods.
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We purchased 20 blueberries and raspberries from the local conservation department over the winter. The plants came in last Saturday and we finally got them in the ground!
2 year blueberry plants:
The plants are planted in the back of this picture, near the hedgerow.
Here you can see the little circles where we planted. We’ve had rain for the last 3 weeks virtually everyday… When we dug the holes for these, they instantly filled with water! Not ideal, but we can’t change Mother Nature. We’re hoping for the best!
The raspberries ended up in our back yard and they are an extension to my already established herb garden. We didn’t have much time so we opted not to remove the grass. We just roto-tilled it in and used black fabric from last year’s garden to prevent weeds. Eventually we will cover the fabric with mulch.
2 year raspberry plants:
Now we’ll just wait a few years and hope for the best!
Have you had any luck with berries that you planted?