This is it! (I hope!) The third and final bed for the rhubarb. I realized that although the other bed was raised, the fill of compost only was not going to support the growth of the plant. As the one week turned into two and no improvement in the plants, I knew I had to rescue them from compost city and move them to a richer environment. The compost was mixed 50/50 with rich soil and this mix was placed over plain soil to fill in the beds. If they are not comfortable here there is no bed for these guys. I won't say I am done, as I surely want rhubarb, but I do hope this IS IT!
A shared from another gardener, Day Lily. Some of the greenery died when transplanted, but the blooms will open any day now. We shall call this a success.
Each year I get a good crop of raspberries. Some over an inch long. But they will have white spots like the one to the far right, see the tip of the berry? It is not under ripe, it is white. Sometimes those spots are on the side, other times they are at the top around the crown. Any ideas what might be missing or wrong with this patch of raspberries?
The blueberries are getting ready to harvest, and the shredded brown paper mulch, works like a charm. It lasts a long time too, it is just as effective now as a month (or so) ago when I first applied it. The great thing about the mulch, it is fun for kids to help with. Both in the shredding and the spreading!
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