Take The Thyme
Garden Jams and Jellies...
My Garden Rhubarb
My row of Raspberry bushes
Let's start with my Rhubarb plant. It grows almost like a weed. Last of March to earliy April I begin to see the top leaves sprout up from the ground. It is amazing to see them as we are still having spring snow storms.
I have two large Rhubarb plants and every year I cut them when I see the red stalks getting about 2 inches wide. I make jam rather than jelly as I like a thick jam on my toast.
Rhubarb & Raspberry Jams
My Raspberry bushes line the side of the garage area. They need lots of full sun light. I trim them down every other year. The Raspberries hang off the branches much like grapes on a vine. I start picking them when they are almost a burgandy color. This makes for a sweeter tasting jam.
As you can see I don't fill large jam jars, only the pint size as I eat it up too fast.
My next batch will be in late summer.