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…

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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…

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This year new shoots emerged…

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

Another experiment is under way…how fun!