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How To Grow Strawberries in Your Backyard Food Forest

Stawberries growing in two containers, photo by Ewen Roberts

One of the expectant joys of summer is a juicy, bright red strawberry that tastes like it was kissed by the sun. Farmed strawberries are typically grown with a lot of chemicals, which makes growing your own all the more appealing. Learning how to grow strawberries in your own garden is relatively simple and comes…

Where to Buy Blueberry Bushes

potted blueberry bush covered in fruit

So many people come to our article on Growing Blueberry Bushes, when they really want to buy the plants, that I thought I would add in this short article to tell you where to buy them online. As with most plants, the best place to buy your blueberry bushes is often your local nursery. They…

How to Grow Raspberry Bushes in Your Garden

Small twig of six ripe raspberries

In a miracle of nature, luscious raspberries grow on bramble bushes, belonging to the genus ‘rubus’.  This is in the rose family, and includes other fruit bearing plants, such as the blackberry. Like roses, raspberries are fragrant and beautiful, and come in a range of colours –  from bright red  through to purple and black.…

Growing Blueberry Bushes in Your Backyard Food Forest

A cluster of ripe and unripe blueberries still on the bush

Blueberry bushes are relatively easy to grow, as long as you choose the right variety for your climate and provide the right conditions. And, blueberries are delicious, highly nutritious, and provide fruit over a relatively long season, particularly if you mix up some early, medium and late fruiting cultivars. Note: This article is all about…