Category Archives: Blackberries


In the world of ornamental horticulture, perhaps because of the pervasive influence of our British cousins, etiquette demands a certain reticence when discussing one’s own garden.   Pausing with guests before a spectacularly rare and difficult Tricyrtis, one might be allowed … Continue reading

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Beets and Berries for Breakfast

When we eat from the industrial food system, we generally plan our meals in advance, or simply cruise the refrigerator.   With roof-top agriculture, one starts each meal with no pre-conceptions about the menu.  Instead, meal preparation starts with a pleasant … Continue reading

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First Berries

June 6 — A happy day, on which the first berries were harvested from the Battery Rooftop Garden: I’m not sure whether these are Fragaria “Sparkle,” “Allstar,” or “Seascape,” but in any case, eaten directly from the vine, they were … Continue reading

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July 8, 2010 — Breakfast

7/8/10 — Breakfast Snacked on blueberries during yoga, but decided for separate courses of blackberry and raspberry, to really taste them.   Picked the blackberries already completely black, both larger and smaller.   The variation in flavor between individual berries – all … Continue reading

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Battery Berries

The Battery Rooftop Garden includes three varieties of berries (two mid- and one late-season bearing), one variety of blackberry, and two varieties of raspberry.  The spread-sheet below shows information about the varieties selected.  Future posts will include photographs and tasting … Continue reading

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