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Profile Image Mary Newlands

CheerfulandLiterate

A semi-urban plant hoarder in Ontario, Canada.

Ribes Rubrum

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2020
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CheerfulandLiterate

Super early this year. Almost a month ahead of last year...

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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CheerfulandLiterate

Harvest time! ❤️

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laketitlow

Yummy. I just made some red and black currant with black raspberry jam.

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gjones

Mine aren't quite ready but I picked my gooseberries and sour cherries yesterday and I'm going to make a mixed jam with them tomorrow. I really like how you captured the berries in your photo😍

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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CheerfulandLiterate

My favourite plant in my garden. Looks like it will be a good year for berries! #redcurrant

1w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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CheerfulandLiterate

Out with the strawberries, in with the #redcurrants! 😀

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gjones

Do you make red currant jelly?

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CheerfulandLiterate

No, I might try it this year. They have so much natural pectin. Last year I made red currant wine. (Just two bottles.) 🍷It worked out pretty well, although maybe a bit too sweet. I was also thinking that red currants would be very pretty frozen in ice cubes for lemonade or another summery drink. @gjones

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gjones

Like the ice cube idea!

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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CheerfulandLiterate

Two days of nice spring weather... my #redcurrant bush is so happy.

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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CheerfulandLiterate

My red currants are finally ripening! They're very tart! 😮

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gjones

Was gifted a red currant plant this spring- still very small! What do you use your currants for? Jams and jellies?

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CheerfulandLiterate

@gjones This is my first full summer in this house, but I am going to try some jellies. The plant was brought from Sudbury by the previous owners and it was still very small up to this spring. Now it's a giant... so watch out! :) I might try staking it next year.

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