About Chateau Listeur... the name
I have been making home brewed beer since 1975 and started making hard apple cider and berry wines in 1980. After moving to Alaska it was very exciting to see all of the berries that grow very well up here. Growing my own berries in Alaska was a no-brainer. In Alaska I continued with my hobby making wine from produce that I bought. My goal is to make wine out of the fruits and berries that I grow myself. I did plant a raspberry bed in my front yard in Anchorage and it was very productive as…
Irrigation Systems - Automatic Watering Systems | Gardener's Supply
Water is the key to a healthy, productive garden. Gardener’s Supply makes irrigation easy, whether you have a large garden with rows or a few raised beds.
How to grow raspberries in your garden
Tips for Growing Raspberries, including how to plant raspberries, how to grow raspberries in containers, and how to harvest and divide raspberries.
How to Transplant Raspberry Bushes
Sometimes a struggling fruit bush simply needs a better location to thrive. Learn how to dig up and move your raspberries to a better place in the sun for more fruit production.
Blackberry Pruning – How To Trim Blackberry Bushes
Pruning blackberry bushes can not only help keep blackberries healthy, but will also help it to have a larger crop. Take a look at how and when to prune blackberry bushes in this article.
From the Bottom Up – A DIY Guide to Wicking Beds - The Permaculture Research Institute
In my research on raised garden beds, I learned about these - wicking beds. Works like those self-watering plant pots, but bigger. I think I'll do it!
The first picture shows a traditional raspberry support. This is a well established row of berries and the supports do well until the wind blows the wrong direction. If the wind is blowing hard in the direction of the support wires all the canes fall
Raspberry Patch with Custom Trellis
This raised garden bed is made from pine and the Trellising is red cedar. We used 9 gauge wire (overkill I know but we had it on hand from the grape trellis system we are making. And we anchored the wire using these "one way wire anchors":http://w...
Fairgreen Farm - %
One of the prettiest homes I ever had the pleasure to write about is Fairgreen Farm. Many of you know its story, and have admired its comfortable English country interiors on Instagram as well as…
Tips for Growing Blackberries
Until quite recently, blackberries were hardly ever grown in gardens. The main problems were their size and vigour and the thorns. Although we still lack a dwarf blackberry, there are now several t…