Berry Vines

Berry Vines are the most popular for producing edible berries

Berries are one of the most popular edibles to grow in a home garden. This is in part because they’re often expensive to buy at the grocery store or farmers’ market. But home-grown berries taste so much better than their grocery store counterparts and some seeds are just too delicate for commercial shipping methods. So, why not grow some of your delicious berries? We’ve got a vast range of berry vines including our ever popular dewberry and blackberry vines. And our prices start as low as $4.99 for a single plant.

Berry Vines can be used as living mulch ground cover plants

Apart from producing delicious berries, berry vines are also useful as living much ground cover plants. If you’ve got bare soil in your veggie patch or another area of your edible garden, then a berry vine is the perfect way to cover the ground and increase the productivity of your space.

Wild strawberries are one of the most popular plants for this purpose, and they’re a great option when you’ve got little gaps here and there. If you’ve got more significant holes to fill, then dewberry and blackberry vines are perfect. Both will quickly cover bare soil and produce a super tasty crop.

Berry Vines are good for making jam and wine

An alternative to these more traditional berries is the humble grape. Ok, well maybe they’re not that humble, but grapes are so versatile that they’re a perfect choice for living mulch ground covers. You can eat the grapes fresh, dry them to make raisins, combine them with pectin to make jam or ferment them to make wine.

If your tastebuds are now tingling and your mouth watering, then check out or wild grape vines and concord grape vines.

Pro tip:
If you don’t want to net your berry vines, plant some sacrificial plants nearby, that will attract local birds away from the berries you want to harvest.

So if you want to grow your berries, all our berry vines look great, produce seeds that taste great and have a truly high price. Buy yours today from only $4.99.

Wintergreen

The Wintergreen plant is found in the woodlands and coastal areas of Eastern North America, in the sandy parts. It belongs to the family of the Ericaceae or heath family. Wintergreen is known by many names such as Canada Tea, Gaultheria Procumbens (a Latin name), Deerberry, and Wax Cluster. There are tiny colored stalks and underground stems that creep and are usually not more than 6 inches high at maturity. Most Wintergreen plants grow to a height that is under 6 inches.

 

Wintergreen needs an acidic soil that is moist in which to grow. It should be planted in an area that has little sunlight. Their leaves are shaped like spoons, and the length of the leaves are less than 0.5 inches long. Wintergreen plants grow small urn-shaped, wax-like flowers that are pink or white.

 

It is hard to find the flowers on the tree because the leaves of the plants are covered on the floor of the forest. The flowers bloom late Spring and early Summer and last into the winter. The Wintergreen produces red berry fruits that are rich in color and very bright. The fruits grow in the latter part of autumn and end in the winter.

 

The growth of the Wintergreen plant is slow and must be planted 4 to 6 inches apart from each other. It is essential to water the plant daily until it is settled.

 

The hardness of the Wintergreen plant.

 

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

Caring for Wintergreen Plants

Wintergreen plants are in the group known as aromatic plants and stay green throughout the winter season. It can also be known as an evergreen and can be grown from seeds. By covering the ground and areas in acidic and shady oil, the wintergreen will grow best into 24 inches wide. Wintergreen plants are shrub-like that grow very low to the ground. Wintergreen can be seen in North America and can be entitled the American wintergreen, otherwise known as Gaultheria procumbens. Wintergreens are in the genus Gaultheria species, and they are made of an aromatic compound, methyl salicylate and have a minty flavor. These plants have glossy green foliage, and they will turn bronze and red during the wintertime months. The red berries on the plant can be used in candies, gum, perfume, tea, and other cosmetic and food products. Wintergreen is known as a forest plant where it originated. It can be seen along the Mississippi River and Georgia. It is best suited for low lights and can be seen mostly in the south. These plants live longest in areas of shade and during cool summers. Wintergreen thrives as a plant that lies flat and does not like to be wet. Caring for a wintergreen plant requires them to be spread at least 4 to 6 inches apart from each other. Watering each day, especially in dry summers, is essential. During the summer, the flowers on the plant will produce red berries that can live throughout the winter. Nature and other animals are prone to eating the berries on wintergreen. You can use the berries for your purposes at home if you so choose to do that. Wintergreen will sprout in one to two months after it has been planted in a cold environment. You should use a greenhouse and then separate the plants in early springtime.

Wintergreen

Wintergreen: Evergreen and Flavorful!

The wintergreen plant provides a wonderful flavor that can be used in cooking and teas.

Wintergreen can grow up to 6 inches high and 36 inches wide. Wintergreen blooms during the summer with white flowers and eventually forms bright berries later on. Birds and other wildlife will be attracted to the berries. Plant wintergreen in a shady spot that has fresh, acidic soil use the leaves to provide a rich, pleasant aroma or to make wintergreen tea.

 

Sun: Part Sun, Shade

Height: 6 inches

Width: 36 inches (3ft)

Zones: 3-8

Use for: Borders, Ground cover