Small Fruits and Other Perennials

Strawberries—Photo credit: MG Gia Parsons Blueberries—Photo credit: Linda Shepherd Asparagus—Photo credit: MG Gia Parsons

Photo credits: MG Linda Shepherd (blueberries); MG Gia Parsons (strawberries & asparagus)

Jan. 30, 2019 — Small Fruits and Other Perennials

One of the highlights of summer is the succession of succulent small fruits, starting with luscious June-bearing strawberries. As perennials, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and other small fruits don’t need to be planted every year and can provide a bountiful crop with relatively little effort. Other perennials discussed in this class include artichokes, rhubarb, asparagus, and herbs.

Learn how to grow edible perennials in a healthy, environmentally friendly way, whether you have a small garden or acreage. This class covers variety selection, soil preferences, fertilizer needs, cultural requirements, major diseases and pests, and pest management techniques. Below are resources to enhance your learning.

Photo credit: MG Gia Parsons



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