[Herbalist] Re: garden report - blackberries

Mary Temple noxcat at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 27 14:14:21 PST 2004

There's always coffee grounds for acidity...

Katerine Rowley
Bryn Gawld, Ansteorra
Mary Temple
Austin, Texas

>Before i moved and had to give away all of my plants,
>i had great success with raspberries and blackberries
>in my south-facing yard. I would get so many that it
>was hard to keep picking them often enough.
>One of the big reasons for it's success is (i
>believe)is the pine-needle mulch that i used to use.
>Raspberries and blackberries like acidic soil (sorry,
>I don't remember where i read that, but it seems to be
>true), so i would go to pine trees on the street, and
>gather bags of the needles that fell off of them, and
>come and strew them on the patch. (well, that and a
>lot of water in arid-desert-like Colorado).
>Having never been to Texas, I don't know whether pine
>trees are an option for you, but if there is something
>that can make the soil more acidic, maybe that will
>--- herbalist-request at ansteorra.org wrote:
> > <snip>
> > My insidous blackberry bush plantings on the culvert
> > bank are still alive, but haven't produced yet -
> > maybe this will be the year.
> >
> >
> > --H.L. Wyllow MacMuireadhaigh
> >
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