My first homegrown strawberry

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My first homegrown strawberry

Postby tigerburnie » Sun May 21, 2017 2:35 pm

Mara des bois from the greenhouse, delicious.
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Re: My first homegrown strawberry

Postby Geoff » Sun May 21, 2017 6:30 pm

Looking good. We picked those I photographed last week for my wife's party today, good news just over 2lbs, bad news 16 guests for lunch in the garden to share them with, lovely day though.
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Re: My first homegrown strawberry

Postby Westi » Sun May 21, 2017 7:08 pm

I got my first one today - well half of a one, thankfully it was big enough to cut off the slug nibble on one side. I'm afraid I put the pellets down - they can have my swede & celeriac plants but the line is drawn when they move onto the strawberry bed! :(
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Re: My first homegrown strawberry

Postby tigerburnie » Sun May 21, 2017 7:15 pm

The joy of growing them in the air, slugs haven't found them..............................yet.
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Re: My first homegrown strawberry

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:19 pm

I've just picked 3 kilos of the Marshmello strawberries and it started raining on me. With thunderstorms forecast for tonight I thought I'd better pick the really ripe ones so they don't get ruined. It only rained for about 5 minutes and is sunny and 27° again now.

Regarding strawberries, how are everyone's free red and white alpine ones doing?

I've got 13 plants from mine and they are flowering nicely. Of the fruit that has set you can't tell whether they will turn out red or white yet.
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Re: My first homegrown strawberry

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:36 pm

I've planted my Alpines in the cracks in the crazy paving around the green house, some in flower.
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Re: My first homegrown strawberry

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:44 am

Alpine Strawbs in flower
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Re: My first homegrown strawberry

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:22 am

They look at home in the paving Tiger. Mine are still in pots. I've been waiting for them all to fruit so I know which are the white ones. So far three are definitely white and have a very nice flavour. Another three are red, four look an in between pink tinge and the others haven't set fruit yet so I'm still waiting.
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Re: My first homegrown strawberry

Postby robo » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:40 am

We have had alpine strawberries in our garden for over thirty years they came from a cutting my wife got when we were on holiday in mid Wales years ago they were growing wild in the hedge rows ,our dog we inherited from our daughter when she died last year has seen them all off I don't know if he has been digging at them or cocking his leg over them but they have gone
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