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Blackberry winter wrapup

Grape leaf nipped by frost.I got so caught up in weeding this week that I forgot to let you all know what happened with our Blackberry Winter.  Basically, there were little bits of nippage here and there, but no one died.

In fact, I might have been better off not covering the peach --- the bags seemed to cause about half the fruit to drop off.  The cucurbits and okra, though, clearly enjoyed their blanket.  In retrospect, I probably should have covered the grape cuttings we had stuck in the ground a month ago --- their leaves got nipped back and I'm not sure if they'll be able to recover.  Live and learn!

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