Re: [gardeners] Re:Berries, Okra, Busy Work

George Shirley (
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 10:45:40 -0500

Yeah, that's why I will probably root everything out and then build a raised bed
there. It is at the very back of our lot and gets pretty wet when it rains. 

When I was a kid Dad used to burn the dewberry patch every other year. They tend
to grow in tall grass in East Texas and along fence rows. Burning "renewed"
their vigor according to Dad. I know if you mow them a couple of times they
disappear so maybe he had the right idea.


bsk wrote:
> George out of 680 acres we only have one 240 acre place that will grow
> berries. These are all the wild berries that grow here and there. You know,
> they grow here this year and move over there next year. LOL
>     The dew berries I just quit picking last week or so and the wild
> blackberries have been picked 2 times with more red ones waiting for the
> bucket soon.
>     The dew berries on the first picking was just supper big and juicy! Big
> as some of those huge old marbles from years ago. We haven't had much rain
> at all since that first dew berry picking so now all the regular
> blackberries are good but small on the average. Will put them all in the
> freezer and make jelly in the future.
>      I want to plant some domestic berries in a long row I can get to and
> take care of sometime. Surely it would be easier picking than playing hunt
> and search in all the knee high pecan trees and stickers! Do domestic
> berries travel like these wild ones do?
>      Last years patch disappeared and I found the blackberry bushes a 100
> feet north in the shade of the pecan grove!
>     Do you think your berries are not performing due to a over abundance of
> water? Berries like it pretty dry with a drink just every now and then. Do
> you think yours would do any better in a raised bed situation?
> Ranchmama
> Okie zone 7a
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Shirley" <
> >. What version are you growing Bsk?
> >
> > George