Friday, May 15, 2009

Strawberries Everywhere!

What started as one Strawberry plant has spread to about three or four plants in box # 2. I only picked one strawberry last year... and this year, I'm going to have many, many. (If the birds don't get to them first!)

The strawberry plant that I had in the pot last year died and is no more. But the one in the box--I am just so surprised at how it came back with a kick!


(Yup, there is indeed netting over it!)

I am so excited about all the fruit that I'll be getting! It is just wonderful! The fruit is very small, but they'll be edible and yummy!




The strawberry flowers are very pretty to look at. White petals with a touch of yellow inside.

12 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Are they wild strawberries? A friend gave me two wild strawberry plants this year. I'm excited about them but not sure where to plant them. I have some everbearing in a window box. They have green berries now. Good idea to add the netting!
Marnie

DP Nguyen said...

Hi Marnie - Nope, they are ever-bearing strawberries, so I guess they continue to fruit during the season. I don't know why they are so small and not the big fruit that you get at the store though. :-/

I am surprised at how fast the strawberries spread, so I'd suggest somewhere with some space. The window box strawberries sound exciting!

Daphne said...

I need to get strawberries back into my garden someday. I love them so much and buy them by the truckload some June.

Dawn said...

I'm so happy for you! I have many wild ones, they seem to want to be where ever. Someone took some landscaping edging and coiled it in a circle with a graduating mound under it, planted strawberries in that, spread! Downward and in every empty space.

perennialgardener said...

The flowers on them are so cute. I have wild ones that grow throughout my lawn. The berries are teeny tiny. :) Hope you get tons of fruit this summer.

tina said...

Yum!!! Nothing better than fresh strawberries from your own garden!

Frances said...

Hi DP, how exciting! We began last year with 6 plants, and now have more than I can count! However, I wait until the fruit is perfectly red and will be picked the next day, and every time something eats it that very night. I believe it to be rabbits, but how do they know when it will be the perfect sweetness? Are they checking them daily, just like I do? Chicken wire does not stop them either. So far I have eaten one berry, out of about 20 red ones needing that one more day of ripening. :-(
Frances

Robj98168 said...

My strawberries look good this year as well. LOL of course it helps that when I ordered the apple trees, they had an offer for 25 strawberry plants and I need just that much to spend my gift certificate!

Dan said...

Nice strawberries. I have three plants that must have came from the birds because I didn't plant them. I hope they fruit, nothing better then free plants.

lola said...

Hi DP, your berry plants look great. I hope you get some of the ripe ones. Nothing like ripe strawberries. I have 2 plants {for the past 3 yrs.} that are for the GGK to take care of & just when one gets ripe something eats it. I think it's the birds.
I need to have a bigger place for more.

Carla said...

We just finished our small strawberry crop. Your plant looks so healthy-and safe:)

DP Nguyen said...

Thanks for everyone's comments on the strawberries!