The Hopeful Homesteader

The Hopeful Homesteader

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ohh Berries!

The emergence of the little green sprouts from the seeds we planted really kicked us into high gear. So we piled in the car and headed to Walley World. We've always planned to have lots of berries and we finally get to get started on them. Of course we can't do exactly like I want to right now because of finances but that doesn't mean that we can't have fresh berries this year.

I will eventually build the very nice strawberry patch that I have in mind (a three tiered circular brick bed of beautiful red berries) but for now we've started with two hanging pots of strawberries that look very nice on the front porch.

One of the hanging baskets of strawberry plants. Kevin had to lower it for me to be able to get a clear shot of it. 

We got the plants about two weeks ago and they had a couple of flowers on them. But now we're starting to get a few berries as well.
Not red yet, but I'll take it!

I also got two blackberry bushes. We're not quite sure yet where we're going to put them because we're planning on making some additions to the house so for now they got placed into a very large container and are dressing up the back porch.

We put both bushes into one large pot. That's Hannah's feet. She loves watching me taking pictures of everything.

We also got a couple of blueberry bushes and did the same thing. Two bushes into one very large pot and put it on the back porch.

The kids are already having visions of blueberry pancakes!

We're already getting some berries!!

Still mostly green but coming along nicely.

So that's our start on berries for the year. Although it's by no means the perfect setup for us it's at least a start. And we're very happy to have it!

Next post you'll get to see some of the work that we've been able to do in both the front and back yards. They've really come a long way in a short time.


  1. keep up the good work, it all looks so nice. If you need more strawberry plants, I have plenty. Have all you want. Lots Of Love

      Wish I could add the picture right here but I love the pic of the berries you've already gotten.
      I'm so jealous.