Boysenberry tips can easily be rooted while still attached to their mother plant. Anchor the vine (see the peg at the right next to the buried watering bin), and submerge an inch or two of the tip under the soil, and water in. The leaves on the vine will continue their photosynthesis since they're attached to the mother plant, and the moisture at the buried tip will initiate rooting at the buried nodes. It may take through the summer, but you'll be able to transplant the newly-rooted plants in the fall to get the roots established in their new home before going dormant over the winter.
We’ve been lucky so far this summer, with only a couple of uncomfortably hot days. Most days have been thoroughly pleasant to work in the garden, especially after the direct sun leaves. I’ve appreciated even the really hot over-90-degree days since I know the tomatoes are ripening and the summer bloomers are coloring up.
But I must admit that I’m waiting – as the saying goes – “for the other shoe to drop,” with more of those over-100-degree temperatures, to say nothing of the unwelcome possibility of a repeat of that 116-degree July several years ago that scorched everything and cancelled harvests for the rest of the summer.
And with the addition of water restrictions, planting anything new in the garden doesn’t feel like a good choice, at least for me in my “inland” Pasadena garden.
So, what to do in the garden? Here’re several possibilities:
Planning for your cool-weather garden
What NOT to do
For more monthly tasks, go to July.
For past blogs on many major seasonal topics, go to Home.
For many problems, go to Warm-Season Plant Problems and Solutions - 3/28/21
For specifically tomato problems, go to Tomato Growing Problems & Solutions - 6/17/20