“Have you ever picked some ripe blackberries during summer? You know blackberries are excellent plants to have around. You can see them all across Swansea. They really spring out during summer between June and August. They are high in vitamins, minerals and beneficial antioxidants. They are low in calories and fat as well.
A ripe blackberry is deep black colour with slightly tender consistency. Make sure to only pick the berries that are completely black. Our story with blackberries began during the pandemic. Throughout Summer, especially on rainy days, I have been going out to pick blackberries with my children. It became a sort of custom for us. I think there is something priceless about having a piece of fresh fruit you have picked yourself. I often felt like I was the only one picking blackberries and people stared at us as whilst we were picking them, it was funny for us when staying at home.
Blackberries are so expensive at shops compared to other fruits but they’re free if you like picking them. Because it is a thorny plant, it can hurt you sometimes. I can hear your question: What were you doing with these blackberries? Well, sometimes we just pick them to eat, but most of the time I was making blackberry jam.”