18 May Was The Day

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    After surviving the snap freeze, blooming like crazy the first blushing berry was spotted. The straw and mulch was tucked in around at this point.
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    It was necessary to cover the plants to keep birds and other strawb eaters from harvesting the strawbs. Then it was a case of waiting.

    On the 18th, was it so far… the first strawb—
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    The next day, the harvest was more interesting—enough for covering a bikkie for my Bride and a small bowl for me.
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    It is always a question— how much we will be able to harvest for jam and shortcake covering?
     
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  3. Oreti

    Oreti In Flower

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    Looks yummy @Sjoerd .

    We've started to harvest our Alpine Strawberries but the bigger ones have still got a few weeks of ripening to do yet.
     
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    Yum!

    My container plants look pretty nice now. Long way to go before bearing. I think we might get some this fall.
     
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    Strawberries look so-o-oo good. You always seem to have a great harvest from anything you grow.
    Can’t wait to see more. :headbang:
     
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    Thanks Oreti— I am always interested in knowing the names of strawberries that folks grow. Do you recall the names of yours?

    Wow Daniel— do you think your strawbs are so tardy because of the type they are, or the growing conditions?

    Pac— what a nice thing to say. It will be a while before other veg or fruit will be ready.
     
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    No sorry @Sjoerd ....the main crop that I grow in hanging baskets are years old and are replaced every few years by potting up the runners. Could very well be something Cambridge...the word rings a bell in my old brain.

    Likewise no idea of the Alpine ones either, I grew these from seed this will be their 2nd season.


    Cambridge........something??? IMG_20240522_120159.jpg IMG_20240522_120209.jpg

    Alpine....???

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    Pics taken a few minutes ago.:)

    Sorry not very helpful am I??.......always have been and will undoubtedly continue to be absolutely hopeless with names.....all names!!:snicker:
     
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    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    Congratulations!!! nom nom nom. :)
     
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    Ach Oreti— I was just hoping for some names, but I must tell you, just seeing your strawbs really is fun enough. They are looking quite good aren’t they.

    Cheers Mel. Delighted to see you.
     
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