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Post  WardinWake on 5/15/2011, 9:15 pm

Howdy Folks:


While I was at work my dear Mary picked a one gallon zip lock bag full of strawberries and had a nice bowl chilled and ready for me when I came home.

Table Top Square Foot Gardens are so easy to harvest from and they sure do produce.


God Bless, Ward and Mary.

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Post  camprn on 5/15/2011, 9:50 pm

Ahh, divine! How sweet the fruits of our labours! Very Happy

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Post  Josh on 5/15/2011, 10:05 pm

Tell Mary I'm coming over to your house Ward!

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Post  middlemamma on 5/15/2011, 10:13 pm

Josh, eat a few for me k! That sounds lovely Ward. Yum!

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Post  quiltbea on 5/15/2011, 10:15 pm

As soon as I get my broom out of the shop, I'll be flying over to share those strawberries. MMMMMmmmmm, lucky you.

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Post  Kelejan on 5/15/2011, 10:15 pm

I bet they taste far nicer than any storebought ones.

Enjoy!

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Post  The Cynergist on 7/16/2011, 4:52 pm

I had two strawberry plants that only gave me about a dozen strawberries; and then, I only got them one at a time. How many plants do you need to get a gallon of 'em?

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Post  Kelejan on 7/16/2011, 4:57 pm

Are your strawberries first year plants because if they are you will not get many berries off them. Next year they should do better.

I have four first-year plants and I picked off the flowers and only allowed two berries per plant just for a taste. Next year I am looking forward to more as the plants should have a better root system. Each of my plant now have runners, and those will be potted on and make next year's maiden plants which again I will deflower. Very Happy


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Post  The Cynergist on 7/16/2011, 5:02 pm

@Kelejan wrote:Are your strawberries first year plants because if they are you will not get many off them.

Next eyar they will do better.

I have four plants and I picked off the flowers and only allowed two berries per plant just for a taste. Next year I am looking forward to more as the plants should have a better root system. Each of my plant now have runners, and those will be potted and make next year's maiden plants which again I will deflower. Very Happy

Oh I didn't know about all that. I just bought a couple of plants at the garden centre. I did that last year too and just threw them away at the end of the year thinking they didn't work. Mine are hanging in a bucket; (make shift topsy turvy) do you think I can just leave them that way over the winter?

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Post  Kelejan on 7/16/2011, 5:09 pm

Strawberry plants should last at least three years.

First year they are settling in and making a good root system, then the second and third years they reach maximum yield and some people can make their plants last a year or two longer.

Also I was told to only allow four runners off each plant. So I started with four plants this year.

Next year I should have four fully producing plants and sixteen first year plants, and so on, increasing my stock until I have enough for my needs and maybe selling or sharing some of them if I cannot bear to throw anything away.

Of course, I could have started with 16 second-year plants but I wonder how much that would have cost?

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Post  The Cynergist on 7/16/2011, 5:42 pm

Okay well, mine are in buckets though; do you think that matters? I saw a kit for hanging strawberries and decided to save some money by doing my own.


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Post  HouseofWool on 7/17/2011, 8:45 am

My only question about overwintering would be if they would get enough protection from the cold in the bucket...

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Post  The Cynergist on 7/17/2011, 10:57 pm

I suppose I could bury them.

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Post  walshevak on 7/18/2011, 1:57 pm

@The Cynergist wrote:I suppose I could bury them.

or just set them on the ground and cover them with piles of straw. The straw can then be used in the compost pile next spring.

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Post  The Cynergist on 7/18/2011, 4:17 pm

hmmm. . . I might just try that. Thanks

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