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8/5/14 7:33 A

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There are places in the world that would be quite happy to have those "noxious weeks" and the fruit they offer...... Glad you don't let them get to yours.....

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8/5/14 6:10 A

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Linda, I have to make sure our council doesn't spray our blackberries here. They're classified as a noxious weed, but I will not allow anybody on or near my place with poisonous sprays.

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8/4/14 10:39 A

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I LOVE blueberries and have two little pots outside that I'm hoping will come back...Ive yet to grow one.

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I do the same as you Jules...I pick what's there and freeze them until I get enough to make something.
Today, I'm making apple blueberry pies ! Hubby and BIL requested them yesterday.
I used the last of my own canned apples so I have to go and buy some !!! BLAH !

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8/4/14 7:42 A

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Around here it is next to impossible to get anything other than blueberries, strawberries or raspberries fresh. I don't usually check the freezer isle, so not sure if there is any more of a variety there..... I have such mobility issues these days that it is impossible to get out to try to pick my own anymore..... (sigh)

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8/4/14 7:19 A

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I do love to pick wild blackberries, I pick a few each day and freeze them then make either jelly, syrup or whatever when I have enough

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8/4/14 7:13 A

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I loved in a very rural area and we used to pick all kinds of wild blueberries, mostly high bush, and they were HUGE! As kids in a very remote area, we would pick huckleberries. I can't remember what Mom made from them, probably jam or something....

In my 20's, my ex and I would go out to lakes and along country roads to pick blueberries. they were mostly high bush but some low bush on occasion if we could find them. The High Bush berries were HUGE.... I liked to make blueberry pie from them.

I hardly eat blueberries any more. I have had some in the freezer for a long time, vacuum sealed and I need to pull them out and make something, just not sure what.

On the other hand, my BIL loves them frozen right from the freezer, with a little milk on them and eats them with a spoon.....

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I have to admit, I've never been a great lover of blueberries. I always include them in fruit salad as the fellas like them but that's about it.

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How to Grow Blueberries at Home From Common Sense Homesteading

I grow blueberries but I'll be darned if I can remember what types they are !!!
I do know that you have to have 2 different types for cross pollination, so I guess I'm good there !!! (unless you can find a new fangled type that self pollinates)

Any Hoo...Here is the link to all kinds of info to get you started, pictures and all !
commonsensehome.com/blueberries-grow
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She, also, shows the WORLDS Cheapest Cherry Pitter with a Video !
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