Sunday, 18 November 2012
Sunday On The Allotment - 18 Nov - Strawberries
My usual three mugs of tea and several cigarettes to get started.
Followed by a warming breakfast of porridge with golden syrup and honey - ready to head out to my allotment ......
It needed a bit of weeding to help the plants to grow without competition.
At some point I want to net it as well - but I didn't get round to that this Sunday. Another job to add to the list.
Last month I added a few more - kindly given to me by a neighbouring allotmenter who had lots of runners from his mature plants.
I didn't want to risk damaging the plants with the hoe.
Right across the plot its really loamy and rich - with a good depth - and lots of earthworms !
I am luckier than many allotment holders.
Growing strawberries fits in with my philosophy of growing "high value" crops that are great to eat. Everybody loves this fruit - so if I have a surplus - swaps will be no problem.
As an added bonus - the plants will throw out runners next summer to give me even more plants.
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Previous Sundays On The Allotment
11th November 2012 - Odd Jobs
4th November 2012 - Tidying Up
28th October 2012 - Pumpkins and Squash