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 →

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 →

Starting to think about next year already!

Now that the strawberries have stopped producing fruits, it is time to think about planning for next year's crop. This doesn't take much thinking about, as the plants do this all by themselves, by starting to throw "runners". These are elongated stems which grow leaves and roots out periodically with the aim of finding some... Continue Reading →

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