Year Round Berry Growing Tips from the Master Berry Gardner…

Hey guys and gals! My name is Jerry Randall, better known as Berry Jerry. Momma started calling me that when I was 'bout knee high to a grasshopper because I loved all kinds of berries and my favorite pastime was piddling in the berry garden.

On this website you're gonna find some excellent tips on how to grow scrumptious berries of all kinds -- from raspberries to huckleberries, strawberries to blackberries, gooseberries to blueberries, I raise them all! Even cranberries. After all, variety truly is the spice of life!

Why I started this website…

Ever since I was a little fella I chose berry gardening over anything else, even over climbing trees and catchin' frogs. I've been growing berries most of my life, and folks, that's a long time cuz I'm just a little bit younger than dirt (according to my wife).

All my friends and family are amazed at the fact that I've got delicious berries to munch on all year round. You see, most folks think berry growing is a seasonal thing, but once you learn the tricks of the trade, you can grow berries all year round no matter where in the world you live! (...even in a tiny little apartment in the middle of New York City!)

I'm not much of a computer guy but everyone I know keeps telling me I ought to get on the Internet and share all my berry growing secrets so everyone everywhere can grow berries all year long. The only thing I like more than growing berries is talking about growing berries, so I took them up on that suggestion!

Here's What You'll Find at Berry Growing All Year…

Of course you'll find tons of practical advice on growing berries off all kinds. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries... Better yet, you'll learn how to grow berries anywhere, anytime!

You'll learn all about growing berries in greenhouses, container gardening for berries, and more than you ever wanted to know about using plant growing lights.

You'll find out how to choose the right greenhouse kit for you and even how to build your own hobby greenhouse along with great tips about greenhouse humidification and achieving greenhouse climates that are best for growing berries.

I'll even clue you in on how to select the best strawberry plants, blueberry plants and other berry plants for your berry gardening excursions.

Plus much, much more!

Throughout the Berry Growing All Year website, you'll also find Fun Facts, Did You Know? Factoids, and other interesting tips about growing berries.

Curious What Else You'll Find Here?

Now a berry site just wouldn't be complete without lip smacking berry recipes so I've shared my very best recipes for things like strawberry jam, blackberry pie, and blueberry muffins.

You'll discover 10 tips for choosing a greenhouse, 5 things you must know about choosing a location for your hobby greenhouse, and 10 steps for building a greenhouse.

You'll find out how to grow strawberries no matter where in the world you live, and you'll even be enlightened on the amazing health benefits of eating blueberries!

Please have a look around - I'll be adding more and more berry growing tips and exciting berry recipes as time marches on. Before long you'll be an expert at growing berries year round!

Growing Delicious Boysenberries at Home

While the name is familiar to most of us, boysenberries don't necessarily jump to mind as a candidate for garden cultivation. But the truth is, they're delicious and easy to grow, combining the best qualities of raspberries, blackberries, and loganberries (because, you see, they're a cross of all three).

Let's take a closer look at these juicy goodies.

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Growing Elderberries in Your Backyard

There's a line in the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" that states, in part, "Your father smelt of elderberries!" It's intended as an insult, and for good reason. You see, straight from the bush, elderberries smell kind of like really dirty cabbage -- at best.

As for the flavor, the berries are astringent, and basically inedible when uncooked. So that begs the question: why bother with 'em? Because they make incredible jelly, and they're very easy to grow, that's why!

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Growing Huckleberries: A Challenge for the Home Gardener

If you have fond memories of traipsing into the wild to gather huckleberries, you're in good company. No one grows them commercially, unlike their cousins the blueberries; so short of finding an occasional package at a farmer's market, foraging is the only way most of us can acquire them.

However, it's possible to grow huckleberry bushes in the backyard garden, if you're careful. So in this article, I'll provide the 411 about the humble huckleberry.

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Can You Really Treat Urinary Tract Infections With Berries?

Doctors treat most urinary tract infections (UTIs) with antibiotics and similar medicines, and we don't want to dissuade you from pursuing such treatments when necessary. But as the evidence mounts, most physicians are coming around to the idea that some berries also offer nice home remedies for UTIs.javascript:void(0);

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The Tart and Tasty Lingonberry

While most berry aficionados have heard of the lingonberry, a relative few have actually tasted and enjoyed the fruit in any form. Unless, of course, you go to IKEA a lot. In Sweden, IKEA's home country, lingonberries are extremely popular, so the company sells trendy lingonberry jam along with trendy furniture.

Be that as it may, you don't have to depend on IKEA for your lingonberry fix, if indeed you've had the joy of developing such an addiction. You can grow these deliciously tart berries in your own garden -- if you live in the right place, of course.

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Winter Berries to Enjoy

Winter berries usually don't leap to mind when most people consider cultivating berries, but that's only natural. Berries that mature during the warm season are more common, with the exception of certain favorites like cranberries and lingonberries -- and even those tend to mature in late fall.

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Mummyberry, a Devastating Disease of Blueberries

If you're thinking about planting blueberries in your garden, or if you already have, you need to keep a close eye out for a blueberry disease called mummyberry. Not only can it kill your entire crop, it can come back next year and kill that crop, too.

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Winter Berries to Enjoy

Mummyberry, a Devastating Disease of Blueberries

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