Friday, June 1, 2012
Then, it was the hard winter of 2010-11. The rolling ice storms did nothing to help my tender bushes, and I lost a few in the process.
Then, last year, it was the critters. One day I went out and thought that I would be picking blueberries the next day, and the next day I found that the birds and critters had the same idea, only they get up earlier than I do. The bushes were bare. My parents solved that problem this year by giving us a pop-up blueberry "tent" that covers our bushes and protects them until they finish fruiting.
So there you have it: above you will see the beginnings of our blueberry "crop" for the year. Yesterday I brought in 7 blueberries. There are probably a few handfuls out there on my three little bushes, enough to have as a couple of snacks to brighten our afternoons. But we finally have blueberries, and I will take it.
Posted by Jennifer Lorenzetti at 11:17 AM