Sunday, July 10, 2022

Berry picking time

After a wet June here on my acreage in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in Central Alberta, Canada, berries are getting ready for picking. Beginning with honeyberries (Siberian Haskaps) and strawberries, everything is looking good as the sun begins to dominate the skies overhead.

Not sure what the saskatoons are up to yet, as they vary a lot from season to season. Raspberries in their early stages of development are looking ok.

So are the mosquitoes that are emerging in droves from the wet grasses. They have recovered from last summers prolonged drought when they were virtually non-existant.

Potato plants, along with carrot and beetroot seedlings are doing ok as are my young bean plants at this time. Beans like warm feet in the spring so I sprouted a bunch of seeds and planted them in 20 litre drums placed above ground to accommodate their wishes. They have responded well.

Have lots of rainwater in drums to keep everybody happy for the next month or so.

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