Strawberries Blooming


Strawberry Plant Upper Pond Rock Wall

Back when we were delayed on construction of our tiny cottage we had spent some time building a pair of stone walls that curve around the upper pond and beach. We planted several varieties of strawberries in among the rocks and stone benches. That has turned out to be an exceedingly good place for the berries, better than where I had planted the main bed down on the strawberry level. Serendipity.

Outdoors: 70째F/40째F Sunny, four litters of piglets born today
Tiny Cottage: 70째F/68째F

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5 Responses to Strawberries Blooming

  1. Looks like your a touch behind us here in Chicago. I planted one plant along side the house about 5 years ago and now the patch runs the entire length. Yum.

  2. Ah, I envy you! Ours are spreading. Our patch is only about 30 or 40 feet long now, not very thick since it is among the rocks. I hope they will spread between all the rocks around the pond in time. Along the house would be another good place. I'm planning to put planting beds there this year.

  3. Nice strawberries. Yours look about the same state as ours. I think they like a lot of warmth and I'll bet the rocks help in that regard.

    We are fortunate in having fields of strawberries. Unfortunately they are wild ones, about the size of my little fingernail. They are wonderfully sweet and a lesson in persistence to get enough for a pie.

  4. Hi Art, we too have lots of the wild ones out in the fields and the woods where the trees are thinner. They love our acidic soil. It is hard to pick enough wild ones to store up for a year which is why I planted the domestic variety. We also have lots of raspberries and blackberries, the big thimble kind. Both of those are easier to pick in large quantities.

    Yesterday we just ran out of last year's strawberries, on crepes for lunch. Good timing for the coming crop.

  5. Cherie says:

    I wish I had gotten around to strawberries this year. Yours are off to a good start it looks like.

    Good luck!
    Cherie
    cheriepicked.com

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