Cunning plans: Why are we doing this when we claim to want to reduce the work load and give us more freedom? Well we have a cunning plan to cut maintenance down to a minimum. We are covering the soil with woven plastic mulch material called Phormisol.
And what are we growing for this PYO? Here's the list, all delicious berries many of which you never see in shops or supermarkets:
- Raspberries, both summer and autumn fruiting varieties. We're almost doubling our existing raspberry stocks with 80 new canes and new varieties to extend the season
- Strawberries - about 40 plants in one long row and 3 different varieties
- Blackcurrants - adding 25 new bushes, more than doubling what we have now
- Whitecurrants - 2 varieties both yielding dessert berries; 8 bushes
- Redcurrants - 2 varieties; 7 bushes
- Gooseberries - 4 varieties, some purple, some green (dessert and culinary); 17 bushes
- Blackberry - 3 bushes of a thornless variety
- Jostaberries - a hybrid between gooseberry and blackcurrant; 3 bushes
- and, just for fun, one Gojiberry
So over to you... If you're keen on our fruit scheme (in which we're investing a lot of time and money), please come and help us get it growing.