This is my blueberry field. 250 blueberry plants that will provide blueberries from June to September. Fresh/frozen/cooked/jams/pies. Deer proof, relatively insect and disease free. Not bird proof, so the entire place needs to be netted, a very time consuming job and not ever 100% effective.
My awesome dog chased smart birds (caught some but didn’t kill em) that got inside. ‘Sallright because there’s enough to go around, I don’t mind sharing.
Blueberry plants are hot shit, sorry for the vulgarity, but not sorry- they are worth the exclamation.
Fragrant spring flowers that feed multitudes of insects (insects are GOOD), berries you eat or birds eat, brilliant fall red foliage, and interesting winter appearance. A true multi- season plant that delight all sorts of life.
Tough as nails rhubarb plants that survived the winter unplanted flowering like crazy. These live forever, come back every year.
Cheap trailer trash birds nest hastily constructed yet brutally effective at getting the first brood matured FAST and on to breeding on their own, a race against time. I don’t blame them for such a strategy because I think it works really well. Build cheap nest, mate, lay eggs, feed ‘em then kick ‘em out as soon as they can fly. Get six broods in during the course of one summer then go back to Brazil.
Common yellowthroat caught inside this morning. Successful capture/release. I’ve never seen nor heard of this bird before. It’s simply amazing how little we know about who shares this place and time with us!
Despite the kkkkkold, I’m starting my garden. Today. Focus this year is on growing only what I can eat and store. No sense having a large garden if I just give the stuff away. People see me coming towards them with armloads of zucchini and they run. Onions fit right in to this scheme. I use them at almost every meal, and they store for over half a year! Ain’t giving them away!
Organic as can be, I am!
Pots made out of molded cow poop. NO PLASTIC!
Made right here in Connecticut!
Teeny tiny seeds. Much cheaper and more variety than already-grown plants.
Fluffy wholesome seed starting soil. Most of the other plants I’m gonna use are going to be seeded directly into trenches in my garden.
David Benjamin- horticulture degree North Carolina State University graduated 1983, has worked at the nursery since 1976. Somewhat tired of eating grocery store food.