SUBURBAN SUSTENANCE

Anyone who is the slightest bit attuned to fashion trends in horticulture knows that the kitchen garden is hot. Five years ago, major shelter magazines devoted little or no space to vegetable gardening or home fruit growing. Now both are front-page news. At the Philadelphia Flower Show, where the theme was gardening in the next century, edible and ornamental plants […]

Growing Blackberries – Rubus

Blackberries Blackberries are vigorous and exceptionally spiny, hardy perennial cane fruits belonging to the genus Rubus .The species and hybrids listed below are grown for dessert, bottling, tarts, jam and wine. Blackberries prefer deep, moist and rich loam but are adaptable to light sands and stiff clays, given free drainage and freedom from perennial weeds. Incorporate bulky organics such as […]

Growing blackberries

BLACKBERRY The Blackberries of North America and Europe are a mighty clan of innumerable species and hybrids that have taxed the efforts of botanists to classify them. The many species in North America have furnished varieties suitable for cultivation in most of the United States except the cold, dry Great Plains region, and for the milder portions of Canada. One […]