It use to be you could only have your own farm fresh fruit if you had the property to grow them. Today there are many different varieties of fruit trees and shrubs that have been cultivated for the small space grower. If you follow my blog you know that I live in the country in Ohio and we have many different types of fruit and berry trees on our 16+ acres. When we lived in the neighboring small town 9 years ago and we moved to this spacious property I was sure to bring my raspberries. Luckily, the space we had in town had the perfect location for raspberries and even a trellis to grow them around so I was able to get enough berries to enjoy canning my own jams. Once you’ve grown your own raspberries you will understand why I went to the trouble of transplanting those berries. We have wild raspberries growing in the back meadow as well as a 3′x 8′ section of red raspberries growing near the veggie garden and now I have a few in containers growing on my front porch.
Envious of the Small Space Gardener Or Just Addicted To Growing My Own - Rasberries by BrazelBerries Growing on My Front Porch
I started growing these Brazel Berries by Fall Creek - Shortcake Raspberries a little over a month ago after connecting with Garden Media Group. I’m ecstatic to get them growing in a favorite container on my front porch even though it is too early to have had a harvest. I’m hoping this variety which is guaranteed to give me at least a handful the first year produces before I have to move this plant to the greenhouse to protect from frost. I forget that I’m waiting for the fruit to form because the foliage of this plant is just gorgeous.
New Branches Weekly on My Brazel Berry Raspberry!
Some of the benefits of having this plant easy to access is that I can keep the birds and other critters away from the harvest. Many of my strawberries, plums and raspberries that grow out in the garden get eaten before we can pick them for our enjoyment. I can also keep track of if it appears to need water and control the part shade this variety is noted to need to grow healthy. Having this plant in a container will make it easy to move in the Autumn before the frost arrives to my greenhouse. Who knows, maybe we will get some berries in the middle of winter thanks to the heated greenhouse!
Nothing like picking your own fruit for a cool Summer treat
Please note that I’ve been Tweeting about my fruits and veggies growing here in my Ohio Garden and I will be sure to be ‘woot woot-ing’ when those berries arrive.