Strawberries - Yummy Yummy !!
Strawberries are go ! I have planted three rows of strawberries today kindly donated by - yes you've guessed it- my Dad !. I have put in two rows of plants and as you can see from the photo a row of runners which his own stock have thrown up this year.
My daughter is still having difficulty grasping the growing cycle - she is only three after all. When I collected her from school I explained to her that I had planted strawberries at the lotmens as she calls it, she was keen to get down there and pick them straight away.
I tried to explain the seasons and how things grow but this didn't seem to be getting through so I settled on when it gets really hot again then you'll be able to eat them !! A bit basic but it seemed to do the job. My beloved husband was flabbergasted that sprouts take almost nine months to grow so what chance have got explaining next year to my three old !!
So far we have red and white onions, spring cabbages and now strawberries, I am trying to find some broad beans apparently Aquadulce can go in this time of year and will be ready in May/June there are plenty in the catalogues but I wanted to buy some locally as I am impatient and want them in the ground !!