The mountain of free compost out at the Owen Sound Composting Facility is getting smaller, but there’s still a lot left. Earlier in the season a lot of people were out here but I’m pretty much alone while I’m loading it up these days. All […]
Month: August 2016
We just planted these elderberries, jostaberries (2nd row right) and gooseberries (2nd row background) as bare root starts in May. They’ve put on some nice growth for their first 3 months in the ground. After further reading it looks like we’ll have to pull the gooseberries out next spring. It seems that when they are planted near white pines they can get something called white pine blister rust. Back behind the treeline we have about an acre of white pines and I’d really hate to lose them.
Anyone want some gooseberry plants next Spring? I’ll be digging them out when they’re dormant, probably April.