One Word Photo Challenge: Strawberry

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I’m being utterly literal in my response to Jennifer Nichole Wells’ latest challenge.  Well, what better example of the colour strawberry than an actual strawberry, and ones that were growing so happily last year on my allotment ? Also they look so juicy, and remind my cold toes that summer will happen, if not quite yet. I’m also thinking – looking again at Jennifer’s colour swatch – than I can also use a shot of my raspberries to illustrate ‘strawberry’, or is that being too perverse?

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Anyway, it’s clear where my thought are heading. February is the month when things can be started off in my polytunnel – this in preparation for the spring planting. There are potatoes to chit, broad beans and peas to sow, and excitement is building like rising sap. So much to look forward to.

 

16 thoughts on “One Word Photo Challenge: Strawberry

  1. Your response may be literal, but I think that’s acceptable 😛 I love seeing your shot of growing strawberries. I’m too used to only seeing them packaged in the store. Your raspberry image works perfectly as well. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. I garden (in winter clean up and a bit of snipping here and there) much of the year. The last few weeks have been so bitter cold that I could not even tinker. I have a large strawberry patch that your image brought to the forefront of my afternoon. I’m happy to be reminded that planting season is nearing, at least in my thoughts and obviously yours.

  3. Cor blimey! What crackers!
    We planted a few strawberry plants several years ago. It took a while but the 2nd or 3rd season produced a marvelous crop. Since then hardly anything.
    Any tips?

    1. I think you’re supposed to replace them after 3 years or so. Each year pot up the runners in separate pots and keep them over winter. They apparently benefit from a cold spell. Plant them out in early spring, but pick off the blossom the first year to stop them fruiting. They should fruit well in the 2nd year, but don’t give them nitrogen. Sulphate of potash in the early spring to the fruiting plants – 10z per sq metre. Did you really want to know all this?

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