Although it is not technically in our garden, I thought I would highlight the mulberry tree that hangs over our back fence from our neighbors yard. The mulberry tree has a pretty short berry season lasting only a few weeks in June/July. We were able to harvest "our" branches about three times this year.
We harvest the mulberries by placing old window screens on the ground under the tree and then hitting the branches with a long stick. The berries then fall onto the screens and we pick them up and place them into bowls.
Mulberries taste alot like blackberries only sweeter. We ate them plain, with whipped cream for dessert, and I used some to make my favorite muffin recipe.
When we first moved into this house my husband informed me that the berries in the yard were edible. All I knew at the time about wild berries was that you shouldn't eat them because they might be poisonous. So I didn't. For years he kept telling me that they were safe to eat. Well I'm sorry now that I didn't take his word for it because we were really missing out. Can't wait for next season!