Timing In The Lottie

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    With this rain, we have been going to the lottie sporadically and processing things at home.
    At the lottie the green manure is coming along fine. Take a look at these two plots:
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    ...and this one:
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    This is an overview of the veggie plots:
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    Last week we harvested a massive amount of blueberries. Now we have Pink blueberries!
    You heard that right, pink blueberries. They are called "Pink Lemonade". Here they are on the bush:
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    Here they are in the pan on the fire:
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    You can see that there is some "whiteness
    " on many of the pink blueberries. They ripen like apples, in the sense that what turns red is the surfaces that are facing the sun.

    Then finally, potted-up and ready for the pantry shelf.
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    Now then, in a couple of hours, I shall pop out to the lottie and remove the final frames from the hives. I really have to time it good, because moisture is the enemy of honey fresh from the hive.
     
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  3. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Beautiful photos Sjoerd! What are the two green manures that you are using?

    Those pink lemonade blueberries are beautiful! How does the taste compare to regular blueberries?

    I can't believe all that you and the Bride do. You put me to shame.
     
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    hummerbum In Flower

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    @Cayuga Morning .. me too!!! I would go absolutely nuts in your garden @Sjoerd. Those pink blueberries ..man those are beautiful. All of it is just beautiful.
     
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    All I can say is I'm impressed with the two of you.
    OKAY, I can also admit to a slight bit of jealousy. Not of the finished product. Rather of your ability to produce such beautiful veggies and fruit,
    in spite of weather, etc. Two amazing gardeners.
     
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    Cayuga, we certainly seem in agreement! :like:
     
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    CAYUGA-- Thanks a mil for your exaggerated compliments. It is so nice to hear.
    --The two green manures are Borage and Phacelia.
    --The taste of the pink blueberries are a tad sweeter than the blues.

    HUMMER-- Thanks so much. You are welcome to go nuts here anytime. hahaha.

    I appreciate that, GP-- You say such nice things.

    The only things wrong with the internet is that you can't convey fragrance and taste...such a pity.
     
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    We can use our imaginations, Sjoerd!
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Wondering how you liked your pink blueberries? Thought about getting a bush of them last spring. Have some golden everbearing raspberries that are delightful and still producing flowers and fruit.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I like them fine, they are a tad sweeter than the conventional blue variety.
    I made a jam combined from the red and blue blueberries and I feel that the taste of this is better than just the plain blue jam.
    The red ones make a nice-tasting jam on their own.
    So, I am well pleased with them. It took my little bushes a coupla years before they yielded what I had expected...but now, they bore a heavy harvest. One thing though, you do have to keep them netted or else the birds will eat every berry on the bush!
     
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    I like everything except the part about birds eating the berries. I guess the birds need sustenance too.
     
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