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Jay Angler wrote:We do have some of the little wild strawberries also. Yummm! They're so delicate though, the only way I've found to use them is pick straight to the mouth (or as Hubby says, "straight to the internal holding tank.) I suspect it'a a bit early to be flowering yet, but I'll try to remember to take a photo of one so you can see the difference.



should have added, i planted some strawberries so i have seen the white blossoms, but i have not seen a wild one since i started trying permaculture, so i am unsure of the difference. I actually have a backyard covered in the false strawberries with the yellow flowers and the tasteless fruit, which i had been calling wild strawberries until my seven year old corrected me.

Jay Angler wrote:How yummy the blackberries are can differ a lot from plant to plant, but they need to be quite black before they're ripe, so you'll have heavy competition from the birds!  Their low to the ground habit can make them a tripping hazard in places, so I'm known to pull them out if they're near paths we use a lot, but they're in no way endangered where we are and I leave lots of them alone, so it's just one of those compromises we all make to share the land.

We do have some of the little wild strawberries also. Yummm! They're so delicate though, the only way I've found to use them is pick straight to the mouth (or as Hubby says, "straight to the internal holding tank.) I suspect it'a a bit early to be flowering yet, but I'll try to remember to take a photo of one so you can see the difference.



that is interesting, there are a ton of raspberries and blackberries in the parks around me, but they grow upright normally as a shrub. These specific plants i found are in a common area in the neighborhood and they would not be missed if they were re-homed, i believe. I am not excellent at gardening in general yet, but i have a strong urge to transplant these, since something edible and native is always my preference. I feel like i have read that these can be considered invasive annoyances by some, are there downsides to transplanting them?

J Grouwstra wrote:I agree with Jay Angler. Possibly something like this: http://www.foragingpictures.com/plants/Blackberry/h0010.htm.



Aha, yes, that would explain it. There are a few there in that patch, and they have sort of a creeping, low to the ground appearance that threw me off. I have actually never seen a raspberry/blackberry blossom before, but that is definitely what they are, i remember seeing the hairs on the stems now. thanks a lot for both the ID, and the new website to check out.
What is this? Wild strawberry, or wishful thinking? Something seems off about both the flowers and the vine compared to other strawberries.

Anne Miller wrote:Maybe Eve's Necklace?



https://permies.com/t/91532/Wild-harvesting-guide-Central-Texas#756810

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=staf4


Thank you. I did not show the flowers, but it doesn't quite match, and the berries aren't as big. I would rather have these TBH.
2 months ago

greg mosser wrote:getting confused by berries in both foreground and middle ground, i think. how big are the berries? what's the bottom of the stem/trunk look like?

first guess is chinese privet


Thank you. Agree that was not a great photo.
2 months ago

greg mosser wrote:getting confused by berries in both foreground and middle ground, i think. how big are the berries? what's the bottom of the stem/trunk look like?

first guess is chinese privet


Pretty sure you are right. Here is a wider shot of the plant, with the flowers also.
2 months ago
Sorry if this is the wrong forum for posting this. Any idea what this is? North of Atlanta,  7b
2 months ago

Mike Haasl wrote:Adam, one year I used seed starting mix for some plants and potting soil for others.  The seed starting mix got the peppers about an inch tall and then they sat there for a month and never grew further.  The potting soil did just fine.  I think the seed starting mix is just to get the started and then they need to be potted up in some soil that has more nutrition in it.



That's exactly what happened to mine, I'll try real potting soil.

John F Dean wrote:Could it have been a light issue?  I use a seed starter mix, but that is only because I ran into a good deal last fall.  Any quality soil or soil/compost mix should work.  This year I had to restart cabbage 3x.  The 3rd batch is doing great.



It had light from morning until afternoon, should have been fine. Very strange.