It's berry season! Let's celebrate!

HINGHAM, Mass. - BostonChron -- Blueberry cobbler. Strawberry shortcake. Blackberry pie. Blueberry muffins. Strawberry limeade. It's not only summer, but it's also time to celebrate berries! If you're a fan of those sweet, juicy summer treats, you'll love the July issue of Food Gardening Magazine!

Did you know that naturally growing berries were some of the first foods that early humans foraged, using them for food, preserving them for sustenance through the winter, and creating medicines with the leaves, fruits, and roots of many berries.

Berries also feel like the quintessential early-summer fruit. While we don't have to forage like our early ancestors did, there's nothing like the sweetness of a strawberry still warm from the sun or a blackberry picked and eaten right from the bramble.

Blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries aren't the only berries, either. One of the articles you'll find in this month's edition of Food Gardening Magazine is The Best 10 Berries to Grow in Your Garden. We'll explore boysenberries, cranberries (no bog necessary!), and some berries that might be new to you, such as honeyberries and gooseberries.

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Naturally, you'll find some lovely summer recipes, too. Savory, sweet, breakfast, dinner, and even a few tantalizing summer beverages are all here. Plus, we'll jump into the herb garden with the Herb Garden Collection Kit. This kit explores ideal garden companions for different herbs;  common culinary uses for each of these herbs, from Mediterranean cuisine to Southeast Asian dishes; and even more delightful recipes. Who could say no to Feta and Olive Bake with Thyme, Dill Seed Braided Bread, or the Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon?

In all, you'll find four featured articles, four mouth-watering recipes, a downloadable Herb Garden Collection Kit, and explorations of our three featured plants: Blueberries, Strawberries, and Blackberries. And, as always, there are some additional delightful recipes in store from the gardening guides highlighted in this issue.

Here are some exciting articles and videos to look forward to in the July "Berry Extravaganza" Issue of Food Gardening Magazine:

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●      How to Propagate a Blueberry Bush from Cuttings: A Step-by-Step Guide

●      7 Veggies to Plant in July

●      Garden-to-Glass Cocktails

●      Strawberry Avocado Toast

●      The 10 Best Berries to Grow in Your Garden

●      Herb Garden Collection Kit

●      A Home in the Blackberries

Also featured is our deep dive collections on Blueberries, Strawberries, and Blackberries. You'll get tons of tips for growing these three exciting plants, from choosing the type you want to grow to prepping your garden and all the way through harvesting and enjoying them in your kitchen.

Open up the July Issue today at and join us in dreaming, planting, and enjoying all things food gardening.

Christy Page

Source: Food Gardening Network

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