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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Small Strawberry Crop

Last summer's heat and drought took a toll on the strawberry plants.  All the plants which remain are in this photo.  Plus some bachelor buttons.


It may be a small crop but I'll bet it's a sweet crop.
Keeping with the 'everything is early this spring's mantra, the strawberry plants are blooming!





15 comments:

  1. I've never grown strawberries! I'll bet they are sweet, too - they look so healthy!

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  2. I can't believe you already have flowers on your strawberries. You know as soon as I saw this post I thought, that's what I will use that old big tree pot for. Thanks. :)
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  3. We have picked a few already....love the blooms!

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  4. So are mine! I missed the harvest last year, we were in England -- the dog sitter said they were very good!

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  5. Our bed was looking ratty last spring, so when the bad drought/heat hit, we didn't water...and, not surprisingly, we lost them all. We've started a new bed this spring; I'm looking forward to next spring!

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  6. Homegrown strawberries are SO good...if you can keep the birds away:)
    Rene'

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  7. Hi, What you have left look extremely healthy...Bet you will have some sweet strawberries in not too long!!!!! YUM.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Beautiful berries er flowers I mean. My strawberry plants are totally unhealthy looking compared to yours. Hmmm

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  9. Another Sunflower state gal! I'm a Kansas girl too and my strawberries are also blooming. Last year they did OK regardless of the HEAT WAVE. Hopefully this summer will be more tolerable.
    Ann

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  10. The drought was bad for us last year. Luckily, most my plants are drought tolerant and survived. No strawberrys here as we pick them up at the roadside market....

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  11. I'm glad several of them made it and that you were able to bring that back into the yard. I've done several of these saves with lantana and spiderplants so that I could repopulate the areas again. But strawberries are delish:)

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  12. Yum!! One thing I have never had good luck with. .sigh! Enjoy yours!

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  13. OH so sweet...I miss my strawberry patch. I found you on A Corner Garden...love your blog...following you now.

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  14. I have 2 small plants that I hope will multiply. I may have enough berries to fit on a toothpick skewer soon! LOL I just like to dabble and last yr I thought "Let's try strawberries!" Nothing like a good southern strawberry pie!

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  15. We shared the same fate. Our strawberry were almost all wipe out too last summer by the heat. But some did managed to survive. I always planted my plants with the same variety in different spots to make sure some got through winter or summer. Yours look like they have bounce back really well. Hope you get many of them. So far alpine strawberry has been very hardy in our place.

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