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Offline Double B

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Blueberries
« on: May 20, 2016, 08:04:21 AM »
As I took the trash down to the road on the unit this morning, I rode by and dumped the rain gauge. After that I circled by the raised bed with the blueberries in it and noticed some ripe ones. I was amazed that the mockingbirds have not found them yet as they went wild over them last year. My hope is that I can pick them off the plants each day and my wife and I can actually enjoy them ourselves. The bushes are loaded with berries and this is only their second year.
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 12:45:06 PM »
Yes it's time to start picking.  I have my bushes growing along the west side of my garage and let them get too tall according to everything I read.  However, the birds are welcome to those I can't reach and we all get plenty.  I don't see birds low in the bushes but it may have something to do with having a surplus of cats.  I did see a black snake hanging out near the top once.  I think he was hoping to ambush a mocking bird.
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 02:40:24 PM »
Awesome berries at my place this year: best and most in a while. We fixed blueberrry oatmeal at work this morning...
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 06:58:13 PM »
We also got lots of blue berries.. I just planted them winter last year.. lost 2 of the 8 plants and I think i'm going to change the types once I replant them in the fall... first time I've ever dealt with them but they are nice.. had them In a fruit salad the last holiday...
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2016, 08:26:36 PM »
I only have four bushes and this is their second year but I am having a good harvest. I get a few cups full every day or two. I also eat a bunch of them before they make it back inside ;)
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2016, 10:51:18 PM »
I picked about a 1/2 gallon today. I ate a bunch while picking and made a cobbler with the rest. Next week will be a good harvest as long as the birds stay out of them.
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2016, 06:45:36 AM »
TJ I love the blueberries in my oatmeal. I don't have any trees of my own but go to a U-Pick farm north of Covinton La.to get mine. We usually pick around 5 gallons and freeze them. The grandkids love them with oatmeal too or just as a frozen snack. As the grandkids get older we see less and less of them and so I need fewer blueberries. So I have enough left over from last year to carry me through this one. Not only are the berries good and healthy, but picking them is also fun.
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2016, 08:44:15 AM »
I picked a little over a quart of them this morning. I also ate about a half a pint while doing it. The only problem was that I had to wade water up to my ankles and swat mosquitos the whole time doing it. That takes a lot of the fun out of it.
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2016, 04:35:52 PM »
Got these this morning to give to a friend..