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29/07/2013 at 08:54

They're not all fro Ribena! From the two bushes I planted last year into my fruit cage I have, this weekend, harvested 4kg of fruit! And there's still some left finishing ripening! I'me very please as this is the first propper year they have grown, last year when they were planted I get 12 Blackcurrants from one bush and none from the other, this year, jackpot!! Will be making sugar this week, have had to order a Maslin pan in a hurry as I have nothing big enough to put them all in!

Hope this doesn't sound like boasting, I'm just really pleased that its working! MY autumn Raspberries are also doing well, the're trying to escape out the top of the cage.

29/07/2013 at 10:43

You're entitled to boast saltski. That's a lot of jam.

29/07/2013 at 10:47

Better start saving jam jars. When they really get going you can expect 3-4 kg per bush, every year.

29/07/2013 at 14:24

Great stuff saltski....blackcurrant tart and cream too

Just finished picking mine too.....and mid way through my blueberries.   Ain't life grand?   And it's all healthy stuff too....no chemicals to preserve them

29/07/2013 at 16:06

Very true Verdun, no chemicals on mine for growing either, just some good honest muck!

29/07/2013 at 16:13

We've already picked form 4 of our bushes and I've made spiced blackcuurant jelly which is yummy on toast or with cheese or meat.  

I'll freeze the fruit from the last two to make puds - assuming there's still enough fruit left on them after Saturday night's storm which brought down two trees in the paddock over the road and did its best to blow down all our trellis panels.

No blueberries this year.  The blossom got frosted but the shrubs are looking exceptionally healthy with lots of new growth after the long wet spring so I have high hopes for next year - as long as I can get a decent winter windbreak constructed.

29/07/2013 at 21:04

Well done saltski, always good to hear about a good harvest makes growing your own so worth while.

30/07/2013 at 11:38

Well done. Ive also had a good year with the currants, and as for the gooseberries will be making wine at the weekend. No-one can eat that many. Loads of raspberries aswell

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