We’ve been growing strawberries for a couple of years now, but somehow, some way, this year, they have completely outgrown our expectations!
Here’s our nifty little strawberry patch:
They are covered, as you can see, with a little tent of netting that is high enough for people to go inside to pick the berries, and also high enough to keep birds away from all but the berries very, very close to the outer perimeter. We still get some slugs this way, but it is the best way to keep your berries from being eaten before you get to do the eating! Notice also that the wide netting means that bees can get in to pollinate! They are good at that.
When the strawberries are ripe, you go under the netting and pick them. Here’s a ripe strawberry along with some not-yet-ripe ones!
So pretty and red!
So far, we are getting tons of strawberries this year:
We got about 3-4 quarts the first week of strawberry picking, and 4-5 quarts the second. And they are big and ripe and juicy. We’ve had strawberries for a couple years now, and each week, we’re getting as many strawberries as we’ve ever gotten in a year before, which is pretty exciting!
We made a whole lot of things with strawberries in them! For two weekends!( Collapse )
That is the end of the strawberry adventure! FOR NOW!
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