Oops-not sure what I did.I wanted to say thanks for tip on adding berries to tea! I like to add syrup to my tea blends, Bronwyn Olsen
Victor Skaggs wrote:Hello, John!
I really like elderberries! So, I will be eagerly reading the posts on that topic.
I used to gather them in the southern Sierras, and I'd stand there eating and eating... yum.
I'd dry them still on their little stems, in clusters, in paper bags. Then they made an excellent addition to herbal tea!
Thanks for your work on this amazing plant.
Colleen Mycroft wrote:Hi John, seeing this topic up here is such a coincidence because last spring I almost accidentally ordered 2 elderberry bushes with my blueberries. They did fine until October when the deer ate the bush right down to the soil.
This year I ordered 6 more and I am much more intentional about wanting Elderberries. Our soil is pure sand and I am mixing some manure peat moss and compost to everything I plant. We have bees which I understand are happy to be pollinated by and provide a high quality pollen for the bees.
My question is what is the best mix for my soil to get the best outcome. Also I have read partly shaded and then in another thread I have read full sun.
I am Canada planting zone 4B.
Thanks a heap! Looking forward to reading your book!