Surviving well

Blackberry Nightshade
The bush is suffering the cold but the berries keep coming

They’re usually finished in the garden at by this time of Winter but the Blackberry Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) just keeps on producing flowers and juicy black berries.

Blackberry Nightshade
Pretty white and yellow flowers all winter

They often survive in patches in the parks and by the creeks until now, being a short lived perennial. We usually take ours out when they slow right down in the cold and the leaves go all brown and sick looking.

This year though, they’re in for the long haul.

Note: only eat the Black berries, not the green ones, they’ll make you sick. When the black berries fall right off into your hand, they’re ready.

A family with a garden near Gawler where we experiment with sustainability.

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