By Dick Raymond
The easiest of Dick Raymond's vegetable gardening wisdom--his confirmed tools for raised beds, huge rows, and different uncomplicated ideas that promise an even bigger harvest with less work--is the following in a single entire advisor. Raymond covers every little thing from getting ready the soil to beginning crops, preventing weeds, taking good care of your backyard during the season, or even storing your bounty in a root cellar.
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Stems that are quite pliable when young but more brittle as they mature. Most of the Barberries have very thorny stems. The summer foliage is highly variable in color depending upon the named variety as indicated in the chart at the end of this section. Flowers appear in early spring and are rather inconspicuous with several notable exceptions. Berries appear in late summer and are always red. Some of the Barberries sucker readily, while others don’t. Barberries may self-sow. How Barberry Grows Where to Plant Barberries have a ﬁbrous root system that penetrates fairly deeply into the soil.
The fruit is larger than that produced by many other members of this group. Flowers are in between upright and hanging in form. They may have a slightly pinkish tinge before fading to white. Foliage of Autumn Brilliance® is outstanding, usually orange red. All named varieties have an interesting branching growth pattern. As they mature, the bark turns a lovely, smooth, silvery gray color. Plants in this group prefer partial shade but tolerate full sun. They need moist but well-drained soil high in organic matter to thrive.
5 cm) of soil. Plant the root ball at the same depth as in the container. Fill the hole with well-prepared soil, ﬁrm with your ﬁngers, and water immediately. Dissolve water-soluble fertilizer in a gallon (about 4 liters) of water following the directions on the label. Pour ½ cup (about 120 ml) of this starter solution around the base of each plant. If you prefer organic fertilizer, use ﬁsh emulsion instead. 5 to 5 cm) above the surrounding soil. Cut and remove any twine around the stems. Remove as much of the burlap and wire holding the root ball in place as possible, but avoid breaking the root ball.
Garden Way's Joy of Gardening by Dick Raymond