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Love those blackberries, I used to as a and I still do?

Sheannutt 9 July 11
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No they don't grow here.


Every summer in Olympia, WA. I would pick a pair of old tennis shors to sacrifice to the blackberry stains gods! Heehee. I miss those acres of wild blackberries. There is nothing like that here in the Gulf South. There are blackberries, but they are puny and too few to do much with. ?
To this day, my sentimental favorite dessert of all is blackberry cobbler with melted vanilla ice cream. Mmm


We had much more of the hybrid black raspberries in Upstate New York. No one else seems to have heard of them.


By the gallons. It was a family affair. Even the dog went along.

freeofgod Level 8 July 11, 2018

Yes, I still do too.

kenriley Level 8 July 11, 2018

@Sheannutt Sounds great.


Blackberry preserves and blackberry cobblers were delights!

wordywalt Level 8 July 11, 2018

And I still do.

@Sheannutt I have some growing in my garden so don't have to take a road trip.

@AstralSmoke lucky you! when i lived in Eugene OR I went every year to a Pick-your-Own farm and then made not only jam, but also stocked the extra freezer in my garage with frozen blue and blackberries ...

@Sheannutt I've been picking on mine for a couple of weeks now. Of course, I'm sharing some with the birds, squirrels, and a friendly tortoise that comes by every now and then.

@Sheannutt Patience. Here, they are normally ready to be picked around the 4th of July.

@Sheannutt That reminds me. I need to go pick some now, for the health of the fat critters running around here.

@Sheannutt Only got a large handful. I have a 4' x 5' blackberry bed. Had big plans of making a cobbler, but they haven't rippened in mass for me to do that. I like them in cereals and on ice-cream. What do you do with the ones you pick?

@Sheannutt Yes, I bet you are.


Still do. I go picking with my grandchildren and we make blackberry and apple crumble.

CeliaVL Level 7 July 11, 2018

Himalayan, an escaped cultivar is very invasive, I have more than I could possibly use and routinely cut them back. I make jelly and syrup yearly.

Buttercup Level 7 July 11, 2018

No, but I pick them quite frequently at sprouts. And I picked wild ones along the river in Washington...those were the best darn blackberries I’ve ever eaten.

@Sheannutt I’ll be visiting you in berry season.

@Sheannutt got any cats? I can’t do cats.

@Sheannutt ugh...

@Sheannutt Cool.

@Sheannutt bummer



btroje Level 9 July 11, 2018

Them’s yummy too.

@Sheannutt when I lived in Maine I had a Great Dane that would graze the wild raspberries with me


Beware the chiggers .

Cast1es Level 8 July 11, 2018

@Sheannutt I've found planting mint around areas I'd like to sit in , keeps the mosquitos away . I;m wondering if rubbing mint leaves on your ankles would help to keep the chiggers away , as well ? Would smell a lot nicer than kerosene , and a whole lot less likely to catch fire .

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