ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!

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starry

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ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« on: June 10, 2010, 13:01 »
and it was delicious even though it wasn't quite ripe split it in half and shared it with my weeder (my mum) it was a case that either eat it now or lose it for ever as I may not be around much next week !!  :( :( :(
some people are like slinkys......they're really good for nothing, but they still bring a smile to your face as you push them down the stairs!!

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010, 13:48 »
Is great that the moment you first eat  one isnt it :D :D :D :D
If you want to be happy for a short time - get drunk.

If you want to be happy for a long time - fall in love.

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mr Isaccs

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 14:59 »
I'm jealous Starry :)  mine aren't even starting to blush yet, another couple of weeks for me i think.
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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 16:33 »
Makes you feel good doesn't it 8).  I ate my 1st one today too. I only had one red one and it was really tiny..but oh so sweet nicest strawberry i have ever had  :lol:
Kelly x

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 17:28 »
those you grow yourself really do taste the best dont they, I hope you have many more
New to gardening & growing my own, its a very steep learning curve!

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 19:22 »
Just about to have my first bowful of the season...cant beat it :tongue2:

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 19:48 »
Just about to have my first bowful of the season...cant beat it :tongue2:
   Oh right, it's gone from the first strawberry of the season to a whole bowlfull, Thanks very much Miss gloating BeanQueen :tongue2:.
   You may well find that I'll be gloating 3 weeks after yours have finished :), although everyone will probably be sick of strawbs by then :lol:.
   Are you having clotted cream with them? drool

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 19:56 »
This is my first year for growing strawberries, and it's sooooo worth it for the taste.

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mr Isaccs

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 20:03 »
This is my first year for growing strawberries, and it's sooooo worth it for the taste.
Another gloater, spose you've had your first bowlfull aswell Jude :lol:
   Hope you're all enjoying them :)

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 20:06 »
Mine have been tasteless balls of mush !  :mad:

I've been so disappointed with them I've been feeding them to the chickens.
Trying to escape suburbia, where the trees come down and the fences go up.


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mr Isaccs

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2010, 20:15 »
Have you been feeding them Lardman? Just a thought because a fellow plot holder has been complaining of the same problem and he's been giing them fertilizers up until a couple of weks ago

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2010, 20:19 »
In the past I have only grown strawberries in a strawberry pot, which turned out to be a perfect lodging house for woodlice (hence no strawberries!)  :(

For some reason I bought a strawberry plant from Ludlow market whilst on holiday last year which is now sitting in solitary splendour underneath an old hamster cage (wire part!). Slugs are circling!

Anything I get from it will taste wonderful I'm sure (is it possible to buy very small pots of clotted cream?)  :nowink:

Sow your seeds, plant your plants, and plonk your potatoes in the soil.

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2010, 20:25 »
I get woodlice in all my strawberry pots at home JatG, I always thought they didn't grow in pots very well (small mount of little fruits) because they were not getting the room for the roots.
   Room for thought there, maybe I'll raise them off the ground in the garden in future

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2010, 20:48 »
Have you been feeding them

Nope - and they're not in my sand soil either. I was given them last year from a friend who potted them up in his garden soil. The Florian and Sarian I grew from seed aren't any better though.

They're heading for the compost heap at the end of the year unless they start to taste better as the summer goes on.

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Re: ate my first ever strawberry from my plot today!!
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2010, 21:06 »
I am jealous!  I have lots of green strawberies and three which are half red/half green.  Was very hard to resist them today, but hoping that the sun at the weekend will mean we can try them then.  It is our first year too.



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