# Growing blueberries
Berries from the backyard garden
Freshly-picked blueberries, variety is Sharpblue, an ever-bearing type, from the backyard edible garden for our oatmeal breakfast and also for Josh snacking at school. I also harvested a lone raspberry and two strawberries, variety is Chandler. Berries are very easy to grow in a home garden. We are also growing blackberry, boysenberry and goosenberry.
Some freshly-picked blueberries from our backyard edible garden for my oatmeal breakfast. We are growing three varieties of blueberries - Sharpblue, O'Neil and Southmoon. Sharplue is an every-bearing variety which means it bears fruits year round. The fruits on the other two varieties will be ready in early summer.
Strawberries and blueberries
Harvesting blueberries and strawberries from the backyard garden for breakfast and snacks. The strawberries were used on a simple rustic homemade crepe using crepe mix bought from World Market. The blueberries were eaten fresh for snacking. I'm up against the mockingbirds on the blueberries, so I have to pick them as soon as their color turns almost ripe.
Breakfast with backyard berries
The days are getting a little longer again, have you noticed? It's almost springtime and today's weather is lovely and sunny and we have more of the same to come. We had breakfast in the patio, the usual, shredded pancake with berries freshly-picked from the backyard garden. It's a slow lazy happy Sunday! Have a great week ahead everyone!
Picking backyard blueberries for breakfast
What to do when you have blueberries ripening in your backyard garden? Pancake! I picked some blueberries and strawberries and made a pancake, the Austrian version called "kaiserschmarrn." It's my favorite pancake to make since I am not good at flipping and "kaiserschmarrn" always comes out pretty even if you mess up the flipping. I made coffee too and had a leisurely breakfast in the front yard listening to the birds sing.