Monday, 27 July 2015

Strawberries






For years we enjoyed tiny little alpine strawberries from our garden, plants bought on a day out, planted in a pot and savoured each summer.
Then the chickens found them !
Those tiny, sweet bursts of goodness, didn't stand a chance, fruit, leaves, plant and roots, totally wiped out.

New plants, different variety, full sized beauties, new position in the garden, raised bed in fenced off vegatable patch has produce plump, juicy treats and lots of them.
The harvest has been good and looks to last for a couple more croppings at least.
Mostly enjoyed fresh from the picking, I have however managed 3 pots of rhubarb, strawberry and vanilla jam and strawberry and mint cordial, some in the fridge and some in the freezer for instant sunshine in the depths of winter.


7 comments:

Jacqui said...

They look gorgeous and bigger than I imagined- might give them a go next year xxx

nocton4 said...

Different variety babe, big 'uns

Kim said...

Those are some delicious looking strawberries :) Enjoy!

karen said...

I would say you have quite the harvest! We do not grow strawberries in our yard but we have farms that do, and you can go and pick as much as you want and pay for them.

Veronika Sophia Robinson said...

Gorgeous!

Dotty said...

My naughty dog ate all most of my strawberries before they even had chance to get ripe! It irks me to buy supermarket ones:(

Cheryl said...

I've given up growing strawberries. We are so close to a strawberry growing area that it just seems easier for them to grow them and me to buy. Maybe I should try again.