Wednesday 24 June 2015
All About Strawberries
Today I was setting some of the strawberry runners
the young plantlets were starting to put down roots so it was time to get them set in pots in about a month I will cut them free of the adult plants.
The adult plants have been growing in containers and are runners from our original strawberry bed that I took before we moved, there is a mix of red pink and white strawberries, in total I have set 18 today, there are still more to come and the plants are still producing fruit, end of summer will see all the strawberry plants planted out in a new bed.
I used the worm compost mixed with some topsoil to pot the young plants into
while out on an evening walk with Sol I picked a handful of wild strawberries, a lot smaller and not as sweet as the cultivated ones but still a lovely treat to enjoy while out walking.
I used some of the potting mix to pot up the piquant peppers that came from Dani at Eco Footprint I have only grown on 4 of the plants as it was late in the season here to get them started, I shall attempt to over winter them and set the rest of the seeds early next year.
When I got back from walking Sol this evening I took a few photos of the plot from the view off the drive it was 9pm so not brilliant lighting
The veg garden and alpaca quarters in the distance.
looking down over the end of the veg plot with poultry accommodation just beyond
Lambert's new home and at the very top is Kara's field which is also were the woodland is I am planting.