Our strawberries are starting to ripen now, each morning I greedily search through the foliage for ruby red fruit. We grow Cambridge Favourite strawberries and started our patch with just a few plants, collecting runners over the years to plant in old wine crates, troughs and hanging baskets extends our picking enjoyment even further. The original … Continue reading Strawberry Season
Some of my strawberry plants needed replacing, they were in their fourth year of fruiting and the yield was much less this year. Throughout summer the plants threw out lots of runners so I potted them up to be the replacements rather than buying new plants. This is how I did it: Fill 3in pots with compost Select … Continue reading Propagating Strawberries
Our strawberries are ripening now but its a mad dash to get to them before the birds do! We are growing Elan and Loran varieties. I must get round to building some sort of fruit cage, I'm not a fan of netting for one reason or another. How do you cover yours?