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Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2016 at 1:32pm
But spinless is funny. I thought spineless was a new trump berry. After all he did get a purpl heart without ever being in service. Lol
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2016 at 8:46am
Oh, yes Randy. Thorns is the most common word, even here. My brain wasn't working right. Thanks.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 9, 2016 at 8:12am

I guess we call them "thorns" in the midwest. And yes, blackberry bushes are notoriously thorny, more so than raspberries. My "Fall" crop of reds is beginning to bloom. Should have gallons!

Peaches are ready. Yum yum.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2016 at 5:36am

Kathy, the way I worded it, sounds like the fruit itself has spines or not.  It's just the canes that have spines or not.  Did I confuse you, or do you have another name for spines? 

Some people may not know there are berry plants that have spines because it seems that stores only sell spineless ones.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 9, 2016 at 5:13am

A spineless berry is one that has no spines, so you don't have spines jabbing you when you pick the berries. 

I'm growing a new blackberry that has very sharp spines, that seem to reach-out an poke you when you get close.  The word is they taste better than the spineless ones.  Wearing a long sleeve shirt and gloves to pick the berries will be a must.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 8, 2016 at 9:51pm
Ditomaceouse earth is supposed to kill lots of insects but it's tricky to put down. You need to wear a mask over the nose and mouth. And the wind must be still.
Spud good to hear from you. What's a spineless berry ??
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 8, 2016 at 2:32pm

I've been eating my large spinless blackberries for a week, and they are tasty.  I think they taste better than they have for the last 2 years.  I had planned on removing them but will let them go for another year.

Comment by Daniel W on August 4, 2016 at 11:46am
Randy, that's awesome!
I thought about planting nut trees, but decided I would not live to see them bear. I do have some hazelnuts. Every year, squirrels get every nut. Ive never tasted one.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 4, 2016 at 10:21am

Last April, I planted 4 nut trees on "the farm". The two English walnuts made it, but the pecan trees didn't--or at least so I thought--until I went to water them today. Low and behold, there was a nice sprout coming up from the base of one. Nice surprise!

Comment by Randall Smith on August 3, 2016 at 8:02am

The only problem is, Daniel, we grow much more than we can eat! I'm thankful I only have one zucchini plant, and it is a volunteer! I have 5 in the fridge. And I may be turning green eating collards, chard, kale, and lettuce--not to  mention green beens. Then, there's sweet corn. Mercy!

 

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