Fresh raspberries-Steps away from my back door

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Good afternoon everyone. Last year I planted 3 raspberries bushes and they have done extremely well.  Raspberries are one of my fav fruits although I love most kinds of fruit. While they did well last year I didn't have any raspberries but this year is a different story. There a lot of berries on there and I have tasted about 6 of them that have ripened so far and I can tell you there is no comparison to what you buy in the store.

It has been so much fun just going out the back door and walking the short distance into the garden and picking those berries. I have been lucky so far the birds haven't discovered them but I will be putting the netting on them very soon before they get any ideas.  Now if I am lucky and the blueberries, strawberries and cherries will do as well although I have had 2 strawberries off the original strawberry that I bought last year. I have a total of 10 plants the others I got this year as well as the blueberries and cherries. I took this pic this morning and while there were only 3 or 4 ripe they are loaded with them so I should be able to have fresh berries every morning on my cereal. YUMMY!!!!

raspberries bushes



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Sharon Lee

Comments (18)

Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


Very nice good job. I planted a peach tree a couple of year ago and this year it was loaded down with great peaches. The Birds are giving me fits. I think I am going to buy an owl. lol

Jun 11, 2013 03:31 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Alan-I had planted a weeping peach tree last year and it had small peaches started on it but I believe the borer's got it,  a pest I had never heard of until it was too late. Birds can be pesky but at least they don't kill the tree. I have never needed an owl before but have heard they are helpful

Jun 11, 2013 03:40 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Hopefully the birds won't discover them and you'll enjoy them all summer.  Lucky you they are doing so well, I love raspberries.  Every week when I shop I pick up blackberries, blueberries and good for us Sharon.

Jun 11, 2013 09:31 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Sharon, That is wonderful, nothing like fresh picked fruit out of your garden.

Jun 11, 2013 09:41 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Roger--I will be putting netting over them soon. So far there has been only a few of them so that is probably why the birds haven't discovered them yet. I like most all berries but not too fond of blackberries. Now cherries I could eat a LOT of them but they are about 75 calories a cup so I eat them in moderation.

Christine-It is indeed and this is the first time I have ever had fresh out of the garden or grown them.

Jun 11, 2013 11:31 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon -- more of your diet secrets revealed -- look at that garden -- so nice!

Jun 11, 2013 11:53 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

They are one of my favorite fruits as well Sharon. Your bushes look so healthy.

Jun 11, 2013 12:02 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Sharon,  I love fresh berries -- your bushes look great and I bet you will really enjoy the berries.

Jun 11, 2013 04:42 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Michael-Not a diet, a lifestyle change and of course fruit is a part of that although I always have eaten fruit but now I am growing it.

Gary W. They are

Gary Coles-Me too and I am

Jun 11, 2013 09:14 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

That's great!  How convenient....and healthy!  I'm not a fan of raspberries because of the seeds....they get stuck in my teeth...annoying.  I do have some strawberry plants in my yard....a surprise left behind from the previous owner.  Last year we only got a couple, but this year they really have a lot on them.  I'm hoping the animals don't get at them.

Jun 12, 2013 01:04 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

How fun - I love the idea of having lots of fresh fruits and vegis just steps from your doorway! I hope you get lots of crop! 

Jun 12, 2013 03:10 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sharon-Definitely healthy and so tasty. The seeds haven't bothered me but I don't like getting seeds stuck in my teeth as generally it would be in a hard to reach spot.

Erin-So do I and it looks like I will as there are a lot of berries on there.

Jun 12, 2013 03:36 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon, you do have a green thumb...your flower garden and now your berries.  I love berries of any type.

Jun 13, 2013 09:23 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sharon - we used to have raspberries, and you're right,  they are so different fresh off the vine. Hope you're enjoying the little beauties on your cereal "every" morning.

Jun 14, 2013 01:00 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Rebecca-I think it is more of a passion than a green thumb. I like all berries except for blackberries.

Debb-It is amazing how much difference there is. It is too soon for many on my cereal as only a handful have ripened so far so when I spot a couple I pick them and eat them. I should get them more abundantly as the summer progresses.

Jun 14, 2013 02:06 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Boy you are amazing, and rasberries are so much fun to grow.  As we were driving around the Loire Valley, we stopped at a store.  In front of the store (it was really like a little house), they had rasberry bushes along the your gardening passion. A

Jun 15, 2013 02:25 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Alexandra-I do have a passion for it.

Jun 15, 2013 02:42 AM
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

Yummmm!  I have golden raspberries and my only complaint is that the ripen so late, it's hard to wait.  But the birds don't seem to bother with them.  Maybe they're harder to spot than the red.

Jun 27, 2013 11:05 AM

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