Homesteaders Co-op - Product Review: 3 Thornless Blackberry Plants - Sold by Mountain Jewel

in homesteaderscoop •  4 months ago  (edited)

Homesteaders Co-op - Product Review

3 Thornless Blackberry Plants
Sold by @MountainJewel
https://homesteaderscoop.com/

The @homesteaderscoop is a community-powered international marketplace for buying and selling sustainable, handmade goods using STEEM and SBD. From handmade clothing, jewelry and decorations to natural medicine, seeds and honey, the @homesteaderscoop is a growing market full of ethical and conscious crafts.

On February 1, 2019, I decided to place an order for 3 Thornless Blackberry Plants of the Chester or Triple Crown variety. They were sold by @mountainjewel in his @homesteaderscoop shop which you can find in the link below.

@MountainJewel's Market:

https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/mountain-jewel/

I was attracted to purchasing this product through @homesteaderscoop instead of any other online marketplace or plant store, because the @homesteaderscoop is an authentic, STEEM-grown community of people providing quality products and it's something that truly deserves the support.

The product arrived on February 4th as you can see below. It was incredibly fast shipping by @mountainjewel!

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The plants were shipped bare root and arrived as a root mass with a short stalk attached. They were packed in a plastic bag filled with organic wood shavings to keep the roots moist.

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This is my first time buying a blackberry plant like this, but as you can see in the photo below, I think these had some healthy roots.

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I brought in three large pots filled with soil from my cucumbers last year. The soil was frozen solid, so I let it thaw out inside over night. Once the soil was loose, I plopped in each blackberry plant and covered the roots.

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Blackberry Plant #1

Name: Larry

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Blackberry Plant #2

Name: Gary

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Blackberry Plant #3

Name: Jerry

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I think I will keep them inside for the month of February while their roots begin to develop into the soil. The temperature outside should begin to warm up in March and I will then plant them in the ground once it thaws out.

I am very excited to see if these plants will grow and produce blackberries. I currently have two blueberry bushes in my backyard that get savaged by the birds before I ever get the chance to harvest (even with nets up!). I am hoping the blackberries will do better at avoiding the hungry neighbors. We will see!

Before I ordered these plants, I did not hear of @mountainjewel. I was browsing the @homesteaderscoop website and I found the listing which intrigued me. After placing the order I looked at @mountainjewel's STEEM profile and I saw interesting content so I gave a follow. Now I am connected on STEEM with the person that sold me blackberry plants that will hopefully be growing and producing fruit in my backyard for many years to come!

This post was made as an entry to a Product Review contest by @homesteaderscoop.

Check Out the Contest:

https://steempeak.com/contest/@homesteaderscoop/contest-product-review-1000-sp-in-delegations-reward-for-shopping-at-homesteaders-co-op

Shop at the @homesteaderscoop:

https://homesteaderscoop.com

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This is great! I am thrilled to see that @homesteaderscoop not only connected you with another steemian but also plants that hopefully will give you food and joy for years to come! I appreciate hearing this part of your story and am glad that you got your products safe and sound.

Thanks for sharing your review and thanks for entering in our product review contest :)

If you haven't already it would be great if you could leave @mountainjewel a review on Homesteaders Co-op as well at the bottom of their product page, if its not too much trouble!


Homesteaders Co-op

A community marketplace of ethical, handmade and sustainable products available for STEEM, SBD (and USD): https://homesteaderscoop.com

follow: @homesteaderscoop

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I just submitted a review on the site! I wasn’t exactly sure where to find the order review, because in the order section it says that it is still processing... regardless, I’m thrilled with my purchase and I can’t wait to see how these will be in the next couple years!

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Oh gotcha! I just replied to your other comment. That is great, I am glad you got it figured out - and glad you are happy with your purchase!

Just curious to hear your feedback.. is there anything that could have made it more easy or obvious to figure out where or how to make the review on the website?

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I think there should be a link called “Submit a Review” next to the order in the Order section.... and perhaps an automated email remainder to submit a review after an order is complete

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Thanks for this advice. I am noting it!

I will look forward to blackberry blossoms and juicy succulent friut coming from your bushes. Someday i will also have a blackberry patch!

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It’s nice to be able to grow fruit for yourself !

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Thanks for your order Jeff and your awesome writeup and review :) a pleasure to share fruit with another on the blockchain! These plants too, once growing, will send down “rooted tip layers” from last year’s canes which you can allow to root or cut off and plant elsewhere, making them very easy to propagate and spread! We’ll stay tuned as they start growing. Best wishes!

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I look forward to sharing progress pics as they get rooted and grounded! Thanks for the fast shipping and excellent deal! Hope you have an awesome week ahead!

I love how you have named your blackberry plants Larry, Gary and Jerry. It will be great to see their unique individual features as their roots spread and they begin to shoot upwards. And it's great that once they take off, you'll be able to propagate them too. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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Yess I will need to learn how to propagate them!
Hopefully Larry, Gary and Jerry will provide a lot of berries :)

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What you did there was so cool! <3 <3

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Thanks @michellpiala, enjoy your day!

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Thanks a lot @c-squared!

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Thornless blackberries. Very interesting, but then I wouldn't get to listen to sis say ouch every 30 seconds. A chiggerless blackberry wold be very popular :-)

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Haha no sister to do the pickin over here... so I’m saving myself from the thorns! Cheers @ppmsilver!

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Haha no sister to do the pickin over here... so I’m saving myself from the thorns! Cheers @ppmsilver!

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A FABULOUS review. Let's hope the birds stay away and you get lots of blackberries!!!!

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Haha I sure hope so!!!

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