Strawberry fields forever, part 2.
I had thought I was done with strawberries come December. I had finally pulled the last alpine strawberries from their pot (or thought I had) when I left for El Salvador for three weeks. I did the same with the tomato plant.
I figured they were gone, as I didn’t think Larry would water what I thought were bare empty pots. I didn’t expect him to, either. I wouldn’t have!
But when I came back, lo and behold, the strawberries had sprouted again! And so had the grape tomato plant!
Since I think any plant that re-sprouts deserves a chance to live, but remembering that the alpine strawberries gave me flowers but no fruit, I opted to buy two little strawberry plants at Wabash and add them to the strawberry pot. These are not alpine strawberries. They even had berries on them!
I put one in one of the pockets that di dnot have anything in it, and the other I planted at the top, moving the alpine strawberry plant a little to the side to get them both to fit.
So now I have the alpine strawberries I grew from seed and the ones I just bought – they are called Quinault and are grown by Smith Nursery in – I kid you NOT – Liverpool, Texas!!
Here is the strawberry pot:
Since growing berries interests me (in containers of course…if I had a small garden I would probably try a bush blueberry) I also bought the book “The Berry Grower’s Companion” by Barbara L. Bowling. I didn’t realize it was meant for commercial growers! =0 But it’s still very interesting and useful.
(Yes, I do like the Beatles, in case anyone was wondering). =)
- 3 Feb, 2009
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