Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
"First Fruits" strawberries, cherries, and raspberries.
The cherries are ripening. I always wonder if we will get any. They are the first tree fruit of the year.
This is the multigraft cherry tree. Even though multigraft trees are often scorned, this tree always bears well.
Fallgold Raspberry. I usually don't get many to bring into the house. The reason is I stand at the canes eating them immediately on picking, they are so good. The one downside is the canes are invasive. However, it's easy pulling up spreading canes.
Strawberries, my favorite! This is the first bowl full. There are many, many berries on the plants. These are june-bearing. The ever-bearing are close behind, even though I pulled off the first flowers. I think this will be a good strawberry year.