“Jam” Garden Ready for the Season

3 rows of elderberries

Tina’s “Jam” garden got a total overhaul today.  It started with thinning out the Elderberry bushes, which are planted in three rows toward the road end of this garden patch.  Next, all the old straw and leaves were raked off the strawberry rows, which then got weeded and edged, before a new layer of straw was put around the plants.  The raspberries were hoed, and tied up where needed, and then got a layer of “mulch hay”.   The gooseberry and currant bushes got the same treatment.  Finally, the three rows of blueberry bushes got a thorough hoeing, to limit weed growth early.  Can’t wait to make jam!