Today’s colour is BLUE !
Just picked our first crop off our early blueberry bush. 200g doesn’t sound a lot but I have been grazing on the bush every time I visit our potager and there are plenty of fruits left on, waiting for a little more sunshine!
A few years ago, I was given three blueberry bushes as a birthday gift off my parents – early, mid and late summer varieties. We built 3 raised beds full of acidic soil and planted the blueberries along with a goji berry and lingonberry. This year the blueberries are totally coming into their own.
Unfortunately the lingonberry didn’t survive – I think it was just too exposed for it and the goji berry is trying to take over the garden – it will need a major hacking back this autumn to contain it!
The mid and late summer blueberry bushes are heavy with unripe fruit, although a few of the berries on the mid variety are starting to change colour!
mmmm I see blueberry muffins and pancakes with blueberry sauce on the menu at Chez Bellebouche !