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Post by 12acrehome on Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:27 pm

Besides that they are pleasant to look at after a rough winter

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Post by dizzy on Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:45 pm

I had wanted to get my flower gardens all cleaned out last fall not only so I could get my spears and rhubarb transplanted, but also so I could get more bulbs. I have very few flowers coming up in them now.

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Post by Farmfresh on Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:06 pm

I am not nearly where I had hoped to be this year.  Hopefully the weather will turn around and things will settle down around here and I can make up for lost time. 

I have peonies and lots of bulbs and tubers that desperately need thinned at the old house, so I will have plenty to plant around here.  Of course I have to get beds and places ready here first and then be able physically to do the digging. 

On the orchard front I got the news yesterday that my elderberries are shipped!  They were in St. Louis last night and I should get them today or tomorrow.   cheers  The spot THEY go in is ready to roll with the addition of a little composted manure from the barn.  I got three of them ... 2 Johns and 1 Adams. 

I am looking very forward to years of great elderberry jams, jellies and pies.  We never had room for such things at our old place.
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Post by 12acrehome on Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:23 am

YAY you!!
can't say I ever tasted elderberry

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Post by dizzy on Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:59 am

It's good, but if I remember correctly, you have to cook it in order to eat it. Otherwise, it's poisonous.

There was a bunch of them growing along a stream on a horse farm I used to work on. She had someone clean the stream-and they pulled out all the elderberries. I was so glad she didn't do that when I was working there. It made me feel sick to see it.

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Post by Farmfresh on Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:27 am

That cook before you eat is considered correct by most counts, but a few insist as long as they are ripe they are OK.

Why you would want to is another story.  They are tiny and seedy.  Most of the good stuff you make with them starts with juice and in order to get that juice they are stripped off of the bracts and simmered to let the juice flow then strained in a jelly bag or similar.  They also use the newly opened flower blossoms for recipes by plucking them away from the stem and cooking gently. 

There are several big pluses on the elderberry's side.  They are pretty, they smell great, they will make a good hedge to block out my west neighbor and they are a huge draw for wild life and birds.  

With my health situation that last one is big.  If I don't or can't harvest them the birds will.  Very Happy
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Post by Farmfresh on Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:29 am

12acrehome wrote:YAY you!!
can't say I ever tasted elderberry

Look in the juice section, or health section, of the grocery store.  Lots of them are carrying elderberry juice now.  It has lots of vitamin C and anti oxidants and many consider it a health tonic.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:45 am

I've heard elderberry syrup is good for easing congestion problems and strengthening the immune system.
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Post by Farmfresh on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:23 am

Me too.  Yet another reason to plant some.  My immune system needs all of the help it can get.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:34 am

I think I need to look into buying a bush or two.
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Post by dizzy on Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:16 pm

You need to get 2 minimum and I think they need to be different varieties for pollination purposes.

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Post by 12acrehome on Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:39 pm

hmm I may add those to the list, need to see if I like the taste first.

So like Blueberries they have to cross pollinate with certain other varieties to have a successful crop

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Post by Farmfresh on Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:02 pm

Yes.  Although wild varieties do seem to fruit no matter what. 

Johns and Adams are supposed to be the most fruit full varieties.  I got mine at Start Bros and the price was VERY reasonable. 

Right now mine are in water hydrating.  In a bit, when it warms up some, I will be heading out to measure and dig some holes for mine.  I am pleased with the large root ball that my plants came with.  I have ordered from Stark Bros before and have never been disappointed.  They always seem to send healthy viable plants.
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Post by 12acrehome on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:04 pm

I agree about the quality of plants sent by Stark Bros. When my trees arrived, they were wrapped in wet news print paper shreds. The bare roots were still hydrated, but I set them in a bucket of water for an hour anyway. The roots were all well formed and, from what I could tell, the feeder roots were all intact.

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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:44 am

I can't wait for my order to ship. Smile
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Post by Farmfresh on Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:15 am

Whoot!    cheers 

I got my elderberries planted ... and I am still walking!
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:47 am

bounce flower bounce Glad you are still mobile afterwards. Wink
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Post by 12acrehome on Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:12 am

cheers cheers cheers 

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Post by Farmfresh on Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:23 am

Mobile yes ... how mobile ... that is something else again.    Laughing 

I just got out of a hot Epsom salt soak.  Hopefully that helps.   flower
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:25 am

Hope you get a good night's sleep and feel better tomorrow.
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Post by Farmfresh on Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:31 am

Me too.  I could do more of the yard stuff tomorrow if only I can stay moving. 

BTW.  I figured out just the spot to plant my pecan tree when it comes.  Do nut trees count as orchard?
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Post by dizzy on Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:39 am

Yep. And sometimes I think I have a whole orchard living inside my house.

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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:52 am

I count nuts as part of orchards. I'd like a pecan or walnut but don't think I'd have room for one.
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Post by Farmfresh on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:19 am

Here are a couple of pics from today to share. 

Elderberries soaking after they arrived. 

Baby elderberries in the ground (and hard to see)


Me working hard... sitting on the wagon resting.


My helpers, Sage and Cassie ... and yet another bad fence that needs repairs.

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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:30 am

The elderberries look good as do your helpers.
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