I love that feeling of picking fruits off plants and being able to eat them immediately, and lately we’ve been able to do just that with mulberries.
As is now my practice, I prune the plant hard once fruiting season is over – all branches growing from the main (and now quite thick) stems get chopped off. This makes the plant panic and once it has enough new growth, it starts fruiting profusely.
Thank you, Novice Gardener and Mother Weed, for reinforcing that. Without you, I don’t think I would have learnt what hard pruning meant, because I used to be too soft-hearted on my plants. Now, I am just heartless with the mulberry plants, because I can see how well they respond to the pruning.
We’re really happy with this harvest because it’s the biggest one yet. I can’t wait until our other plants get big enough to multiply this amount substantially.