The One About Strawberries

By | July 11, 2012

Last year, I bought a packet of strawberry seeds.  The seeds were aimed at kids and had no details other than that they were strawberries and some basic planting guidelines.  I planted them and waited.  They grew, got bigger but we just had leaves.  I moved them in to pots on my patio last autumn but still no strawberries could be seen.

They were forgotten about over the winter and left outside.  When I came to look at them again back in March, I removed lots of dead, brown leaves and thought they looked ok.  They weren’t brilliant but still alive so I repositioned them and pretty much left them to it again.

A few weeks ago, C got very excited when she noticed something red in one of the pots.  It was indeed a strawberry.  What we hadn’t realised when we’d planted them was that they’re alpine strawberries, tiny little ones!

C now has to make sure she checks the strawberry pots regularly now and nobody else ever gets to try one.  I took the photo yesterday after I went on a mini harvest when C was in bed and I finally got to eat one. The wait was worth it though; they’re delicious!



Jenny Paulin on July 17, 2012 at 9:48 am.

Wow!! Home grown strawberries that’s brilliant! I bet they are lovely and sweet. It’s as we’ll we don’t have any strawberry or raspberry plants in our back yard – my two would be out there eating them all the time x
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Charlotte on July 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm.

My husband grows strawberries but we are lucky if we get one a week! ;0) x
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Lisa Dunn on August 6, 2012 at 9:56 am.

They look really red and delicious! Good job! I know it’s not easy to grow strawberries. OHH this makes me want to try one.
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