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Ripening strawberry

The first strawberries are just barely blushing pink...

Pea flower

...the first peas are beginning to bloom...

Hardy kiwi flower buds

...and the hardy kiwis have more than a few bloom buds this year. If the upcoming Blackberry Winter plays nice, we may enjoy some tasty treats later in the month.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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we had hardy kiwis in ct we never did get much fruit. I have been told that to get a good yield, you will need to manually spread the pollen with a paintbrush between flowers.
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