I picked the first of the strawberries last night and ate half of them with some ice cream. Boy were they sweet! Last year, the strawberry harvest was poor – mainly due to my neglect. The birds had most of them and what they left behind the slugs cleared up. This year I made a pointed effort to secure the harvest and it’s worked. Firstly, I doubled the amount of strawberry plants we had by letting virtually every plant grow a runner. Then I potted them up and let them grow on for a few months. Then in early Autumn I planted them in the ground. Come spring time I spruced them up with a quick trim and put oodles of straw around them. I also gave them a sneaky feed of ‘Growmore’ whenever I could. Then once they had flowered I put netting around them to deter the birds. And this is the reward for my efforts. I couldn’t be happier!
They look really gorgeous – my mouth is watering!
They look fantastic! – great blog by the way Ive been lurking for a while and I thought I would say I use the site often to help me with my first year of allotmentiering :D
They look great ….wish mine did, this is my first year with them BUT I have had three decent sized ones so far.
Oh well – they don’t crop so well in the first year. Next year you’ll have loads – guarenteed!
I have some strawberry plants in terracotta troughs, this year they only developed one flower (4 plants). Does anyone know why I had no flowers?
how many strawberry plants were they from coz i have 7 plants but i dont have that many…