Berry

Berry shrubs contribute to making birds feel welcome in the garden. Edible ones help us stay loyal to the garden, too!

Plant small exotic fruits!

If you’ve got a sweet tooth but don’t have a very large garden for growing fruit trees, try planting exotic berry shrubs that survive in temperate climates. It is a brilliant and unique enjoyment. Here is a selection of small exotic fruits that resist the cold. Perfect for planting on a balcony!
Exotic berry shrubs like cranberry, shown here, survive harsh winters.

Red berries for the summer

Raspberry, black currant, red currant: to ensure a plentiful harvest of small fruits in the following summer, plant in fall.
Red currant, one of the most popular summer berries.

Very ornamental berry shrubs

Winter isn’t the season where our gardens bear the most flowers, but it still has every chance of boasting very nice colors with berry shrubs.
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Garden with your kids

Nice weather usually means eating more delicious fruits and vegetables. Why not seize the chance to garden and grow your own together with your children?
Grandfather unearthing a potato with a grandchild

Harvesting Mahonia berries – easy but watch for stains

Mahonia berries are delicious, tart berries! Learn about how and when to harvest them. Key Mahonia harvest facts Harvest season – late fall Northern Hemisphere: Sept. → Nov. Southern Hemisphere: Jan. → March (depends on species, too) Yield – 4 to 8 pounds (2-4 kg) for a shrub 1 yard/meter wide Fruit type – berry […]
Harvesting mahonia

Blackberry bush and blackberries, delicious small summer fruits

Blackberry shrubs offer delicious blackberries if you care for them well. Basic blackberry facts Name – Rubus fruticosus Family – Rosaceae Type – fruit shrub Height – 3 to 10 feet (1 to 3 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – rich enough Foliage – deciduous Flowering – summer Harvest – end of summer Planting, […]
Blackberries ripening

Cooking Mahonia berries – great options for this tart & healthy berry

Mahonia berries are edible, but they’re best eaten after the season’s first frosts. The icy crystals break down some of the most tart compounds, leaving only the sweet sugars for all to taste! The tartness of a Mahonia berry is very similar to that of red currant, and you can eat them in much the […]
Mahonia berries doused with cream and brown sugar.

Tomatillo, the Mexican Physalis

A rarer form of Physalis, tomatillo is a late summer vegetable that is easy to grow since the plant resists disease well. Tomatillo fruits are usually cooked and help soften the spice in many Central American recipes. Top tomatillo facts
Green tomatillo fruits from growing the plant

Growing strawberries, a Smart Tip Tutorial

Strawberries are exciting to grow with children and this Smart Tip Tutorial is child’s play to follow, fun included! An easy way to get the strawberry bed up and rolling, rolling out nice strawberries, that is! Soil preparation, runners and protecting the fruits from slugs. Read more ►
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