Yey! More good news on the food self-reliance front. Our country has massively grown in its domestic berry production - 600%!
Let’s help this statistic by growing berries everywhere ! In your garden , the allotment , the town... May everyone get to eat berries this year without the import miles
Here is my own current effort to help the country be berry clad ... hardwood cuttings taken from my red current (itself a hard wood cutting a few years back) . If you have a berry shrub or plants let’s get pruning and splitting to share with friends ... and share some berry love locally !
I tend to snip the ends at an angle this is both to protect the leftover branch from holding rain on the end and rotting , and also to give a greater surface area to the exposed end of the cutting. I have found that adding a snippet of willow to the water helps root growth , it was an old wives tale I read years ago and have not taken time to research the science as I like it and always have fresh willow and my hardwood cuttings mostly work.
Here is a useful link if you fancy having a go https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=387
What do you have in the way of berries on your plot ? What would you like to add ?!
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