I intend to have a berry patch in one corner of the yard and found a clearanced blackberry last year which appears to have survived. I really have been wanting gooseberries because my granny had gooseberries but I've never had good luck finding them locally. I did find them awhile back at Home Depot but they were really scraggly sticks that didn't survive. Last week, I was thrilled to find them at our Orscheln's, looking green and healthy. They also had some raspberries that were in great shape so we got those as well. It's still too cold here to put them in the ground so Zeke and I transplanted them out of their plastic bags and into a planter until it warms up. He didn't want to get his hands dirty but he loved squeezing the water bottle to water them. (The squeeze bottle is a great trick for having little hands help water plants.) He was so excited once the big kids got home from school; in fact, as soon as we were in the door, he raced over to the patio to show Kenson, shouting "Me! Me!"
This weekend, the kids and I also put in some containers of carrots and radishes as well as some potatoes. I have never grown potatoes in my own garden and I'm trying something different. Our soil is really full of clay so potatoes might not do so great in that soil. So I am using a method that has you put the potatoes right on top of the soil and then cover them with straw. That minimizes their contact with the soil and grows the potatoes in the straw instead of down into the dirt. Hoping it works as it would make harvesting them much easier too.