Thursday, June 13, 2013


I was outside after the rain awhile ago and I spotted some ripe blueberries on one of the bushes!!! About 6 of the best ripe juicy berries I have ever eaten! And from my very own bushes in my yard! It just can't get much better than that.

Has anyone else been getting blueberries yet? This bush is a Tifblue, so I guess they are the earliest ones. I also have some Climax and Premier and a Becky Blue.

I am just so happy to be getting fresh blueberries from my own bushes in my yard.


Sandra said...

I looked at ours yesterday. I think they need fertilizer. I don't think they are going to produce this year :(
I am happy you are having some blueberries. They are so yummy!

Kristin said...

I've been picking a handful off my bushes each day! The kids asked me yesterday when we were going to get blueberries. I fessed up and told them I'd been eating them all but they are welcome to pick and eat what is ripe each day too. I guess they're waiting for me to pick them and bring them in?

Kris said...

Sandra, have you tried mulching them with pine straw too? And some fish emulsion might help. Just a thought.

Kris said...

Kristin, that's what I've been doing. I haven't told anyone here about them. It's my little secret right now. I might let them know later, when there are a lot more. But right now, I am enjoying every single one! This is a dream of mine, to go outside and just pick hand fulls of blueberries and eat all I want. That's really the only way I like them, right off the bush. So get all you want while you can, is what I say!

An At Home Daughter said...

I bought 3 blueberry plants a couple years ago. We are finally getting the first fruit. It is sooooo good. So much better than the flavorless store bought berries. I have 2 Legacy and 1 Arlen or Arlene, something like that. My Mom and I have been snatching them up every time we walk by and see new ripe berries. But one of the chickens discovered them. So I hope she doesn't strip the plants.


Kris said...

Kimberly, I haven't heard of those 2 varieties. I never heard of the Becky Blue either til I got mine. I bet there are hundreds of different ones. But I just love blueberries and I can't really tell a difference in each one. I know that some bushes have sweeter bigger juicier berries than others though.

And that's why I can't have free range chickens anymore. Too many plants and flowers and bushes and gardens.