Posts Tagged ‘strawberries’

Spring update 1

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Alpine strawberries are fruiting already!

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Last year’s self seeded grape has bounced back

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Berries (Loganberry?) are flowering

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Last year’s bean teepee was a flop: take 2 in a new position

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Broad beans and purple beans in succession. We aim to use the purple beans as shade each year on the west side of the house. On the far left is mallow, a weed I’m cultivating to eat.

Exploding strawberries

The rain, sun, good soil and fertiliser have done amazing things for our strawberry plants:

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Can’t wait till they start to ripen!

So good!

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Alpine strawberry, kaffir lime, ladybirds, blackberries, green beans (just planted out).

I’ve been looking for the alpine strawberries for years – these were from seed and are white when ripe. We had these when I was little and the tase really takes me back!

Beans are not just for eating – they will be a green curtain this summer to protect us from the afternoon sun. More on them later.

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