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"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Identified! It's Wineberry ~ Garden Tidbits


I posted this photo a few days ago, and asked if anyone knew what it was.  Well, with the help of my sister-in-law, and an app on her cell phone, it's been identified as Wineberry.

In the early spring, I thought it was my red raspberry bush spreading into my asparagus patch.  I never got the chance to dig the sprouts out due to fracturing my foot.

I did some research on this plant, and of course the birds planted it (they seem to be good at this).  However, it's an invasive plant, because it grows quickly and can over take the area.  Lovely.  It's actually illegal in some states to sell etc.

I'm not sure I'll be able to dig them out until spring, as my asparagus has gone to seed and is very tall.  I'm going to do my best to remove it this year though.

Apparantly, those spiky looking pods open up, and produce an edible raspberry.  Other than that pod, the plant itself, literally appears the same as our red raspberry plants. Oh, and the stems are more of a brighter red too.  Unless I am in correct, but it looks exactly like wineberry.

The first zucchini is on, but I'm not sure it will form correctly.  I have not seen that many bees yet.

Another delicous way to use your garden green beans and sweet potatoes.  I baked this all as a sheet pan dinner, using store bought sweet pototoes, but used frozen garden green beans.  I forgot to add red onion, but the seasoning is paprika, cumin, herb garden oregano, homemade garlic powder, and salt/pepper.  I used olive oil and added chicken sausages.

It was the first time to put the green beans on the pan frozen, and it did take longer to cook than I thought. Next time, I will pre-cook the green beans, before adding them to the sheet pan dinner.  It was very good!

Identified! It's Wineberry ~ Garden Tidbits  © June 2024 by Kristina at Pioneer Woman at Heart


Betsy said...

It's too bad that the plant is actually an invasive species. It is rather pretty and so unusual.
Your sheet pan veggies look delicious. I still do somewhat the same thing, but not as often as I did when I had my own garden.
I hope your day is a lovely one and not as hot.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thank you Betsy.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Not something I have heard of but there are more tings in this world I have not heard of then I have heard of

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Jo-Anne's Ramblings, it is new to me too.