Sea Buckthorn

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My mom got interested in sea buckthorn berries because of the vitamins they have.

Three years ago I bought her four saplings – one male and three ladies. Two of the plants made it but I was not able to tell if the boy was still alive.

Sea buckthorn is so called dioecious plant which means that it has male and female plants. You need both to be able to get the berries. The lady bears the berries and the lad – well just hangs around.

This year we were able to harvest which means that we have a happy couple.

Because of the thorns picking the berries was not a joyride. My hands are still tender and achy but got the berries from the spiky lady.

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