Saturday, October 11, 2008

Last raspberries?

Three months' worth isn't a bad crop (I picked the first ones July 16). It's supposed to snow and freeze today, so I expect this is the last batch I'll pick.

Though the canes are in a protected corner, so maybe I'll get a few more next week. Maybe.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, snow and freeze, you are further into fall than we are.
    So far it has stayed just above zero at night. We are having a warm spell this weekend though, up to 20 in the day.
    I had no idea raspberries were harvested for such a long period of time.

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  2. It will warm up again, but with the mountains directly to the west, we start getting teasers of winter fairly early on. Doom for the warm-weather vegetables, but the cool-weather stuff will soldier on for a bit.

    I wish I knew which cultivar of berries these are, as they are quite prolific. I wonder if picking the ripe ones immediately helps them keep producing. I was more on top of that this year.

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  3. I never knew the plants were called canes....

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  4. you'll get some more. ours keep coming. that is a glorious picture.

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  5. db, I'm not sure why. Maybe because they're covered with sweetness, like candy canes. Rose branches are called canes, too.

    Thanks, Bee! I did in fact get a handful today. Each day is a gift now.

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