Blackberry Blossom Farm
Visit with us at Blackberry Blossom Farm and take a
peek at the plants we grow; how to propagate them;
homemade farm equipment
, how we build soil by composting; irrigation &
methods we use.
Even a word or two about
Two out of three ain't bad...
We're a small family farm located in the mountains of East Tennessee. Of the
three essential things needed for growing plants, we are blessed with
two and are pitifully lacking in the third.
What better use for Birkenstock boots
past their prime?
Our property has numerous springs feeding several small creeks. These
springs have continued to flow even during the recent drought periods.
Not only do we have a great source of water, the slope of our land
provides the best delivery system available. GRAVITY!! A simple dam
above us on the mountain and a 3/4 “ poly pipe provide enough flow and
pressure to operate a sprinkler with a 30’ throw radius and continuous
flow. What more could we want?
at Blackberry Blossom Farm.
The cleared acreage on our farm faces due south and is sloped down towards
the south about 4-5 degrees. This slope has the beneficial effect of
increasing the solar energy absorbed by our growing beds. We receive
approximately the same amount of solar energy as a flat location 300
miles south of us.
Our place is located on the side of “Stone Mountain”, and is well named.
While this mountain provides an unlimited supply of rocks for building
things, deep fertile soil is not likely to be found. Lack of water or
limited sunshine would be difficult, if not impossible to overcome, but
lack of soil is no big deal. We can’t build water or sunshine, but we
can, and do build soil. We do this, of course, by composting. To see what we use and how we build
What We Grow
We grow a variety of plants including fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs,
trees and shrubs. We grow basically what we like, what we need, and
what we already have. It's great to have diversity and we don't rely on
one particular type of plant to become the only profit center for our
To see how we plant raspberries, visit our
This is how we
Bugs and Weeds...
Everything grown here is done without any “cides” (pesticides, herbicides. etc.).
By law we can’t officially use the word “Organic” because we are not
“Certified”. When we sell our produce, we use the terminology "locally
grown" and explain that nothing toxic is used on our plants, in our
soil or in our water. This is not a marketing strategy, it's just our
simple way of life. Why would we purposefully poison our body or our
land? It never made any sense to us.
methods on the farm.
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