fresh picked

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Blueberries! My favorite food of all time. We are big blueberry eaters here, all year long (frozen organic for most of the year), so nothing beats the treat of having an abundance of fresh picked. Straight up, in smoothies, with a drizzle of half and half, on top of my oatmeal, in a glass of wine, whichever way – I like them raw and fresh. I usually can’t bring myself to cook with them or can them and while the idea was to pick enough to freeze, I think 13 quarts will be gone in no time. Yum! We might have to go a few more times before the season here is up.

The owner of the farm gave us a couple of cuttings, and we are trying some experimental propagation. If we had a 100% success rate, we should have a dozen little bushes next year. But I’d be happy with even just a few. I am learning how easy this kind of propagation is, and we are super excited about it. I’ll try to report any notable successes and failures here, in case any of you are interested.

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  1. erin

    i am! we have a tiny blueberry bush we’re trying to nudge along. i’m open to any and all related wisdom! 🙂

  2. Julie Alvarez

    I never tried blueberries, I think.
    But I am wanting them more and more seeing them all through the internet!
    Which method are you using?

  3. Valerie

    oh my these are so big !!!
    you can find them fresh where we live 🙁 so I use frozen in muffins, tarts, & my yoghurts !

    ps : love these two pairs of feet ;D

  4. taryn kae wilson

    I have taken cuttings from blueberry plants, but didn’t have any luck propogating them. Let me know if you have any luck! I want to plant blueberries EVERYWHERE!! 🙂

    Do you have a farm you love to pick at? We have a few, but I always love to find more local farms. 🙂

    The pictures you take are always so beautiful.

  5. Dorie

    Hi, just found your blog by tinctory. Your blogname made me curious as you can see we have the same on mind. Like the things you’re making, they are just perfect.

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