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By Malaya Careta – Off The Grid news

Many of us living off-the-grid have a robust garden to supplement the homestead’s food supply. Usually, the garden relies on annual plants like tomatoes, corn and squash. However, a great way to supplement the food supply longer term is with perennial berries. While it takes two or more years to reach the fruit-bearing stage, the extra time is well worth the investment.

For those living in the northern parts of the climate, the good news is that a lot of berries prefer moderate summers and cold winters. While southern gardens often outperform northern gardens in colder climates, when it comes to berries, colder is better than hotter.

1. Blueberries

While blueberries are commonly found in supermarkets today, it wasn’t until 1909 that varieties were developed that could be reliably cultivated. Before that, you had to pick them wild.

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