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Cranberry Harvest, Part Two

Today, we had time to harvest the rest of the cranberries. Since it has been three weeks since we began to harvest them, more of the cranberries were red and ripe than the first part of the harvest.  More had gone … Continue reading

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Cranberry Harvest, Part One

Our cranberries are ripening, so we began harvesting them today. I saw a cabbage butterfly (Pieris rapae) in the cranberry patch, wondered what it was doing there, and found that one of the plants has a couple of flowers.  They usually bloom in June. … Continue reading

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Fall Flowers & Foliage

I don’t have a lot of fall-blooming flowers, but there are other sources of color in the fall garden.  These photos are from September and October and are presented in approximately the order in which they were made. The perennial … Continue reading

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Picking Cranberries

The cranberries bloomed in June.  We picked them today.  They don’t all ripen at once, so there was a mixture of green, ripe, and overripe berries. We picked all the berries that were good, even if they weren’t ripe.  We … Continue reading

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Cranberries are blooming!

In my experience, cranberries are one of the easier fruits to grow.  They don’t seem to be bothered by pests or disease.  Weeds have been a problem though.  The plants are small, perhaps six inches (15 cm) tall, and weeds … Continue reading

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Bird Netting

If you grow cherries (and want to have any to harvest), you probably will need to cover the tree(s) with bird netting.  I find that any cherries left unprotected, even the “sour” or pie cherries that I grow, will soon be … Continue reading

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