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Category: Gardening for Food | Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:11 am

Last year I began to plant perennial food plants. I have been a veggie gardener since I was 8 years old. Now that I am just "older" I need to put in plants that won't have to be replanted year after year.

Last year, I put in a cranberry bog. My brother works for a local cranberry company, an he got me some nice vines that I believe were making a break for it.

I also planted low-growing plants such as Usa-Urvi, Salal, Gaulthera procumbens, Michella repans, blue berry (I had planted some in previous years too), and some others. I hope to add to this list.

I have an Amish pen-pal that swapped with me and sent some very nice Rubus: wineberry, dewberry, tayberry. He also sent some nice Saskatoon, JuJube, and some seed. We also swapped eggs, an he sent some eggs for Guinea fowl. They are interesting birds, but are not as good for company as chickens. Since we have ticks & deer here with Lyme disease (and my dauhter and I had it in '06), I wanted the Guineas for the ticks. Supposedly, they eat them.

Since this is my first blog, I am not sure what to write about.

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trudy wrote on Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:05 pm:

You did good! I like doing edible landscaping as well, why buy something you can grow especially when it comes back every year. I've wanted some Guineas for some time now but would have to build another housing area for them. Some preditor would surely get them.


SongofJoy57 wrote on Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:15 pm:

Yes, I agree with Trudy . . . I would love to see your cranberry bog and garden. That is a great idea to have one that always comes back. As for guinas . . . I think they look like footballs with feet. I had an great uncle that had some, and he said that back in the old days people kept them mainly for "watch birds" so to speak . . . that raise a ruckus if anyone would step on the property, as they start squawking and running like frantic little old ladies. . . lol

Silman45 wrote on Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:51 pm:

Welcome! You will find some incredibly friendly folk here and goobs of information that you want and need...and awesome entertainment! We are pleased to have you!


Biita wrote on Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:51 pm:

I think you did great Robin! I love ediable gardening, and is one of my main focus when i do my garden, altho mine is mostly herbs or ediable flowers. I'm also very much into medicinal plants as well. Thank you for a wonderful first blog... many more to you!


CritterPainter wrote on Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:07 pm:

How fun to have your own cranberry bog! I love going to see the ones here when the berries are being floated. I have Kinnikinik (uva-ursi) growing wild all over my place, it grows slow but I love it. I have yet to do anything with the berries, never seem to remember them until it's too late!


Droopy wrote on Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:11 pm:

I don't know half the berries you're mentioning, but it sounds nice to have a berry bog! Your first blog entry is fine.


bsewnsew wrote on Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:34 am:

yes cranberry blogs we never see here.. I almost ordered a cranberry bush, but postage stopped me...


Robin282 wrote on Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:13 am:

Cranberries are not very difficult to start from seed, actually.


Palm Tree wrote on Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:59 am:

Well done Robin

I do not grow berries at all, not even strawberries at the moment. But I will certainly want to read all your blogs on your berriebog.
We also have some Guineas that roam wild in the little park areas (I think you might know these areas as green lungs.) I love the little spots on their feathers.

Robin282 wrote on Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:16 pm:

Since people seem interested in the bog, I will write about the bog in my blog! ;-)

cousin229 wrote on Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:48 pm:

Hello Robin:
Please can you explain what to do with the Cranberry seeds to grow the plants?
I bought some fruit at the store and I saved some of the seeds before making them into jam.
I will like to have Cranberry plants in my garden .
Thank you in advance
Where I can find your blog?

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