The strawberries haven’t turned out too badly

After an initial panic that our strawberry plants weren't growing as rapidly as we'd hoped, it turns out that even smallish plants can grow a fair crop of strawberries. This is the latest harvest! What this has got me wondering now is - how many strawberries could we have got if we'd started tending to... Continue Reading →

The strawberries are on their way!

After a steady start, although still not the most vigorous plants, the strawberries are starting to produce fruit. Unfortunately a couple had already got pecks in from birds, so it was time to cover the plants with a net before we lost them all to our feathered friends! We made a simple frame up around... Continue Reading →

Hanging basket strawberries

Although we mostly grow vegetables, we've also grown strawberries for the past couple of years. We gave you an update on our strawberry plants in the garden a couple of weeks ago, but here's an update on what we've got planned for some of the runners we took off these plants last year. Strawberries should... Continue Reading →

Tidying up after last year: our strawberry story

Last weekend, I did a bit of tidying of the strawberry bed. We're hoping for a slightly more successful season with the strawberries this year. There were two main reasons we think we didn't get many strawberries last year: We only bought the bare route runners quite late on in the Spring, which meant they... Continue Reading →

Strawberries: it’s fruit too, not just vegetables!

We've grown strawberries for the last couple of years, but we felt like they needed a bit of a refresh this year for a couple of reasons: The plants we had been growing were becoming less prolific and the runners we'd taken weren't looking too great The plants we had been growing were given to... Continue Reading →

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