mowing honeyberries

Several years ago a farmer ripped out his Berry Blue using a tractor.  These were passed on to me.  They had gone dormant and were planted in our orchard the first week of November…


These plants proved viable the next year, but only on a few branches.  The following two years they remained the same with no new shoots…

Last fall I mowed the entire row…



This year new shoots emerged…


I will mow them again soon.  Rick Sawatzky says this will further increase their vigour next year.

Another experiment is under way…how fun!


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