Ripe for the Picking
The next fruit available for me to pick this season is blackberries. Our cultivated patch is particularly prolific this year. I'm really not sure why. I prefer the taste of the wild ones in the patch that we started a few years ago from a cutting imported from my father-in-law's Saanich garden. Unfortunately it has nowhere near the number of berries found on our prickle-free cultivars that were here when we moved in. In about a week, there's going to be a very large amount about to fall off the vines. They are juicy and sweet and I might be talked into giving some away if you want to help me pick!