For Mother's Day a couple of years ago V and E gave me some blackberry vines. Through a little self propagation they have turned into a blackberry hedge.
This year I have tons of blackberries.
The season got off to a rocky start with the Japanese beetles started devouring the leaves and all the stores were out of traps. I persisted in my hunt and finally found some traps and have since disposed of 8 bags of beetles.
Now I have 4 quarts of syrup packed blackberries,
seven pints of blackberry jam, (which technically is a thick syrup seeing as how it didn't set up like the pectinless recipe said it would)
- a fresh blackberry pie and more berries in the fridge and on the vine. E has made a cobbler and a crumble. And I have given a gallon away to J's family. Any more suggestions?