Eating fresh berries are not only good for your physical health, but also happens to be extremely good for your mental health as well. However, there is also a financial factor, whereby you realize that having berries on a regular basis can be pretty expensive. It is primarily due to the fact that there is a very small window in between the harvest and the decline wherein the berries should be plucked and sent of to the packaging centers.
In order to circumvent this problem, what you need to do is to plant your own berries. It not only enables you to take up gardening, which is a stress busting activity, but also helps you to get rid of the financial strains that you normally face when you have to purchase berries on a weekly basis.
Let’s have a look at the list of berries that can be grown in your garden;
- Blackberries- Currently, there are two variants of blackberries that you can find in the market; the one that grows upright, and the one that sends out horizontal runners. The latter variants mostly tend to set their boots down, and then take off all across the garden towards the end of the growth season. It is during the autumn that the terminal growth will be able to grow into the soil in order to form a new plant, which could be a problem if you do not want all the plants in your garden. Managing the garden is extremely easy, but in the beginning, you would have to learn a lot of new techniques to do so properly.
- Raspberries- Raspberries happen to be semi-erect, which only means that as soon as they start getting taller, they would need appropriate support. Therefore, you would need to put up a post in regular intervals all across the length and breadth of your garden, so that it will be able to form somewhat of a turnbuckle, where the berries will be able to grow wider and taller. The most common variant is the black raspberries, which are slowly gaining popularity in the given market scenario.
- Blueberries- When growing blueberries in your garden, make sure that it is in a spot where there is a lot of sunshine. Any kind of obstruction and you are not going to get the proper type of growth in your blueberries. The other thing you need to remember about blueberries is that it needs regular watering. So, if you live in an area which does not receive a lot of rainfall, then be prepared to have some sort of watering solution which will enable you to maintain the perfect hydration of your plants. The soil in your garden should also be well draining, or you could use a raised bed. Try and incorporate some sort of peat moss in order to provide it with the appropriate nutrition.
There are tons of berries out there and we never know what to eat, check out this post: My list of berries that I try to eat every week. Growing berries in your garden can not only be financially inclusive, but extremely beneficial to the people living with you.