|Erika, my daughter, planting Cascadia peas.|
I put netting over the bed, which will stay until the peas are well up. When I planted a fall crop something dug them up, and I assume, ate all but four.
Since my four blueberries are all one variety, Bluecrop (or at least that is what I was told), I bought a different variety for better pollination. Blueberries are self-pollinating, but they do much better with another variety nearby. I got a Draper, a mid-season variety. Both the Bluecrops and the Draper have formed flower buds! Draper's are larger and further along. I have decided that if my Bluecrops don't do well, they're out, and are being replaced by nursery stock. My $5.00 Craigslist bargain berries (the Bluecrop) don't look nearly as nice as the $6.00 nursery Draper! I had no idea the nursery stock was so reasonable!
|Draper Blueberry Bud - the top bud is the flower, the buds on the stem are the leaves.|