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It was a good run. Sort of. This was the year we had to say goodbye to our blackberry bush for good.

Dead blackberry bush.

Dead blackberry bush.

We tried to keep it productive, but didn’t properly care for it. We never really figured out how to prune it, birds and bugs kept eating the berries and leaves, and it seemed like it had some kind of disease. The rough winter we was probably what really killed it (weather also claimed a rose bush we planted).

So finally this spring we caved and dug it up. But our quest for a productive fruit plant didn’t end, and we ended up planting two blueberry bushes. One produces early and the other produces later in the summer.

Newly planted blueberry bush.

Newly planted blueberry bush.

We’re not having the best of luck with these either. The birds, which we’ve noticed many more hanging out near the blueberry bushes, have eaten most of the berries. This year, we’re OK with it and just want the plants to establish a good root system. Next year we’ll worry about keeping them out and are looking forward to a fruitful harvest!

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