I had tried raspberries and blueberries several years ago. They promptly died..... But I tried raspberries again last year, they are doing well so far...so I picked up five large blueberry bushes a couple weeks ago. I have learned for here as with so many other plants... just keep them protected from the 110 degree afternoon sun! They do not like that!
The blueberries really need an acid soil as well or they wont do very well. I've got mine in a raised bed with some ericaous compost in. Raspberries just seem really hungry - give them plenty of muck and they seem happy!
Your wife is right x
Cheers! Mine you she knew what I was like and still married me...
We are trying lunar planting this year..good God we're desperate for a good crop!Jane x
The only lunar bit of my planting is letting me see where I'm going by the moonlight. I can't wait for the moon as I have to do it when I find time! (there was a good program on the bbc a few years ago about a vineyard starting up growing on the lunar system can't think what it was callled now though sorry!)
Put some donated raspberry canes in four days ago and the *****chickens have pulled them back up again. I think the geese have also had a go at nibbling on the new leaves which some of them did have. Nothing for it - shoot those chickens! No, I don't mean that, really I don't. I don't think you are nuts at all. You are a gardening person doing gardeny things whenever time permits, or rather a homesteader doing what homesteaders do whatever time of the day or night it needs to be done!
I think that sums it up really. I could just sit inside and watch TV like most people do but I want to do things rather than watch people do things!
I roared with laughter when I read this post because I have done similar things MANY TIMES. In fact, my husband (an electrician) kindly installed an outdoor light on a pole for me so that I could night garden! I was very busy with our 3 youngest children during the day and found it hard to fit in all the garden tasks that I wanted to accomplish at nap time so I tended to putter in my garden in the evenings when the kids were tucked into bed. I remember one night being totally shocked that it was after 11pm when I came in! Fond memories....
When my little girl is awake I want to spend time with her so this works well. Just wish ir was light when I was out there. I've got a light on the house but that doesn't go far enough. As for working when she's napping it's a waste of time trying. some days its les than 10 minutes! At least she sleeps at night though
If I have a job that I want to do, it really doesn't matter what time it is, right? It's good to find another workcoholic out there. My husband always wonders where my energy comes from, but it's not energy it's just a drive to get everything I want to do, done. My brother is the same way :)
I've been brought up like this as well. My parents and my brother and sister are all the same. On a Sunday dad will ring up and ask what I've been doing. If I say "nothing" then I feel guilty!