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13 March 2009 @ 06:24 pm
things I have learned  

Things I have learned from the Intarwebs today:

- it is possible to grow raspberries in a container
- it is not possible to grow raspberries in a container
- it is possible to grow raspberries in a container, but only if it is a shallow container
- it is possible to grow raspberries in a container, but only if it is a deep container
- the problem is not so much growing raspberries as stopping them from growing
- unless they’ve got rot, in which case the problem is getting them to grow

Now, as a control, or perhaps sheer orneriness, I have planted one set of raspberries in a deepish container and one in a shallow container. We shall See What Happens. There are also tayberries and black currants planted in the shallower container, and tomorrow after I get more dirt I’ll plant more, as well as planting the cherry tree and buying strawberries to plant. And! Ted has gotten fresh herbs to start growing, which *quiver* om nom nom. I’m very pleased with all of this, because I come from a land where food does not grow on trees. :)

It seems, though, that all I’ve done today is plant-related. My other things haven’t gotten done yet, somehow. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow!

miles to Minas Tirith: 103.8

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
irishkate: fireirishkate on March 13th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
doncha just love the interwebs
Patchchamois_shimi on March 13th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
The depends on your definition of fruit ... or of tree, heh. Chokecherries are quite successful, though not native ... they had a whole bunch of them at Georgeson. They fall under the 'are they actually fruit' tag. SOUR! (Recipe for chokecherry jelly - make juice, measure, add as much sugar as you have juice.) Juneberries/saskatoons/serviceberries fall under the 'is that really a tree' tag. But OH so yummy! ;D
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on March 13th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
general rule of thumb with raspberries is that they will grow where you dont want them, they wont grow where you do want them, and there will be stickers when you reach for the fruit.

hmmm that goes for anything you want to grow actually.
mayakdamayakda on March 13th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Just to confuzzle you more, I have heard that growing raspberries in the USA is different from growing them across the pond.
IfnIwuzu, I would ask the local expert.
My bet is that the bigger/deeper container is better.
Raspberries fruit on their 2nd year, afaik.
Wolf Lahtiwolflahti on March 13th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
If it's on the Internet, it must be true!