|'Royalty' purple raspberries are still plentiful.|
I've been gathering many loads of grass clippings with our grass catcher lately. Our workers then spread this as mulch along the rows of our raspberry and blackberry plants. The mulch helps hold in what little soil moisture there is, and helps smother out some weeds. I'm also carefully spot-treating pesky perennial weeds with glyphosate (Roundup).
|Our son Michael Reid (left), Joe Tillman (right), and our other workers Lucas Epler and Joel Zwahlen (in back) applied mulch to the blackberry rows this morning.|
|Alex holds a 'Natchez' blackberry bigger than his thumb. He and his grandma, Ann Kress, picked a couple quarts of 'Natchez' blackberries this morning.|