How to collect sea buckthorn?
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Sea-buckthorn is a garden berry, incredibly useful, butdifficult to collect. Seabuckthorn ripens usually by the end of August, its berries are filled with juice and, since they are located very close to each other, closely adhere to the twig on which they grow. This causes great inconvenience in the collection. However, experienced gardeners have nevertheless adapted to harvesting from sea buckthorn bushes and are happy to share their valuable advice. So, how to collect sea buckthorn?
Tips for collecting sea-buckthorn
- To prevent allergic reactions, as well as to protect clothing, be sure to wear an apron and gloves. The juice of this berry can irritate, and it is impossible to wash it from clothes.
- Collecting berries is much more convenient from the top to the bottom of the branch.
- If you are going to freeze berries, oruse them for cooking, then you can try an easy way to collect. It consists in the fact that you first need to cut off the whole branches and freeze them. And then to collect berries from the branches. It is much easier to make it with frozen branches than with fresh ones. However, cutting branches can damage the tree itself. You can not cut all the branches at the same time, you need a break.
- You can first cut off the twigs, and start collectingfresh berries already sitting at home, above the table. This method is long, time-consuming, but the berries will remain unharmed. However, as in the previous method, this can damage the tree. It's worth to be careful
- If you need not the berries themselves, but their juice, you can squeeze it straight from the branches. To do this, wear dense gloves, and pass your hand from the base of the branch to the tip, squeezing the berries over a bowl.
Learn about other useful berries and ways of collecting in the Berries section.