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I’ve been an avid gardener for more than a decade, but doing the research for Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest
turned me into a bona fide berry pusher. I’m now the one giving blueberry bushes as housewarming gifts to friends who have recently bought homes, convincing parents of young children to invest in a few Alpine strawberry plants (trust me, you’ll be glad you did), or extolling the many benefits of kiwi berry vines.
There are dozens of reasons to grow a bit of food in your backyard or on a balcony (yes, there are varieties that will do well in containers). When it comes to berries, however, here are some excellent and perhaps not so obvious ones...