Strawberry

@webeishere (36353)
United States
June 24, 2007 3:01pm CST
My wife and I planted 4 small strawberry plants about 3 or 4 weeks ago. This is a photo of a strawberry already growing. It shocked us as we were so late in planting these. On the 4 plants we have maybe 20 strawberries goriwng. Next year will be a lot nicer. HAPPY GARDENING FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
24 Jun 07
My strawberries have already come and gone. I know I had over 50 berries but the rabbits beat me to em once ripened. Told hubby we gotta get some kind of barrier to put around the strawberry bed so the wascaly wabbits don't get me next spring. Once your plants start sending out runners, put em in a small pot with soil to root in. Then snip off the new plants and plant them farther away from the parent plants. That's how I get my strawberry bed to expand w/o crowding.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Oh I love strawberries and there is nothing like a strawberry fresh off the vine. I'm afraid mine won't be producing much this year as with the move I dug them up and they were in a confined space on a hot deck for to long. Their back in the ground at the new location and plants are coming back but doubt I'll get berries this year.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Bummer. At least they are coming back so they will be good for next year anyhow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Yes, I am thankful for that. I have about 12 plants but when I potted them up had to double up so far they are all looking 'alive'. Now the battle is with the deer :) They got my bean plants the other night but cut youngest son and grandson's hair this morning and took the clippings straight to the garden - hopefully that will keep out future midnight snacks.
• United States
24 Jun 07
Wow, that's great that you got some this year. Do you know if it is too late to get strawberry plants? I just found a good pot for them and am having a hard time finding the plants now.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I have no idea as we got these plants from my wifes boss a month ago.
• United States
24 Jun 07
That was very nice of her boss. Thank you for responding. I hope you have lots of wonderful berries next year.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I'm amazed that you have a berry on there already. But knowing how much of a green thumb you have, it doesn't surprise me one bit. LOL
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Check out a new one I started titled Surprises #1. It's got a great shot of a strawberry taken this afternoon. Thanks for a response also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
26 Jun 07
I'd love to grow some strawberries but it will have to be in pots. Do you think a quality potting mix would be okay or should I mix something with it? I have lots of goat poo and horse poo available. Our soil is very sandy here.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Add some Miracle Grow garden mixture soil to the pots. Should do the trick.
• United States
26 Jun 07
Yum, stawberries, I would love some. Tonight we had our first crop of green beans I put them on the grill wrapped in foil. They where a little aldente but good. Fresh veggies. YUM
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
26 Jun 07
My green beans need picking too now. The oldest grandson, my daughter, and myself went out back and picked a few eating them right from the plants. Yummy. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
25 Jun 07
congadulations!!! I am not a gardener but I also planted strawberry plants this year. I planted 18 and I have 12 surviving. I can't believe how well that they are growing. I have had mine in the ground for about 6 weeks and several of them have runners already. I was told the pinching off the flowers would help them grow faster so I did it on on plant an it worked. It's now the biggest one. I still can't believe that they suvived me taking care of them.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Snipping works on all types of fruit berry bushes and plants. I did the same to my rasberry bushes. I only have 4 strawberries so I will wait till next year to snip snip snip. Hahaha! Grats also on the plants. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@rhinoboy (2129)
25 Jun 07
I've tried growing some strawberries from seed this year. I planted them a little late, but I don't think the weather has been good enough here. They are in a greenhouse (plastic tent thing!) but I still only have a few seedlings. I didn't know the plants would last over winter, so I'll re-pot them and leave them in their tent this year. Hopefully next year I'll get some fruit (I'll plant my seeds a LOT earlier too!). The good news is that I have 4 apples growing on one of my trees. I didn't think I'd have any as I only bought them as dry saplings in the spring and from the two I have, only one blossomed this year. I also have a bumper crop od spring-onions and my peas are coming along nicely. Wishing you a bountiful harvest! The gardening Rookie - Rhino.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Apples - This was taken 2 weeks ago. The apples are 3 times this size now
gRATS ON THE Apples. I have a Harlared and Honeycrisp apple trees. I've got maybe 100 apples on my Honeycrisp and 5 on my Harlared. They are 2 years old only. Last year zero on the Harlared but 7 on the Honeycrisp. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
25 Jun 07
You planted them only 3 or 4 weeks ago and already have about 20 strawberries? NICE! You DID plant late. my aunt and uncle have a HUGE garden in their yard. They grow a lot of what they eat. They have quite a few strawberry plants and i remember when i was little i used to love to go in there and eat them right off the vines. So delicious!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Jun 07
yeah shocking to say the least. We won't have a lot of berries but 2 bowls of ceral with them is enough for me. Hahaha! Wifeys outta luck. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
25 Jun 07
Our biggest problems with trying to grow starwberries is that lizards eat them, especially the sleepy lizards. They see to love them. I guess if i tried growing strawberies out the back, the dogs would eat them. Yoiu are going to have some great strawberries. Better get ready to make that rubarb & srtawbery pie. I rated youur photo & wrote a comment.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I can picture lizards in the yard munching on fresh strawberries. What is a sleepy lizard? Thanks as usual for your great work with comments on photos. Really helps a lot. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
24 Jun 07
Very nice. You could hold your very own Wimbledon! (by that I mean, have fresh strawberries and cream) lovely on a nice warm day :) Thanks for sharing, ~Joey
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Cream? Well I guess I'd better get to an auction and buy me some dairy cows? HAHAHA! Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Oh I am so envious! Strawberries are one of my favorite foods. I can eat them by the bowl full! They are great right off the vine...nothing on them! I shall have to ask hubby to find another spot in our yard and grow some strawberries for me!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I remember having them in my back yard when I was like 9 or 10. We had a huge yard and hundreds upon hundreds of strawberries. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
24 Jun 07
It usually takes a year or two for the plants to really start putting out a good crop. Keep them in full sun and give them good fertilizer and they will produce well for you.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Thanks for the helpful info. I'm going to do my usual with these. Water and weed em is all. Maybe next year they may get thick enough I'll have to split and transer. Hahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
24 Jun 07
You folks really do have a green thumb. You do wonderful things with a yard.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Tahnk you very much. I do try my hardest. And so far it's working very well. Going to fry up some beans, peppers, and onions from my garden. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
24 Jun 07
I'm sorry to tell grandpa but there is another glitch at mylot.Here and few hours we can't see any photo here for these another member told you that can't see you photo me either. I'll be back when they fix the problem.Anyway you must have a very nice garden there.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Jun 07
yeah I see that and even started a discussion about it. I hope I get paid for the few photos I've added/uploaded. HAHA! hopefully. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
26 Jun 07
thats awesome, I love strawberries.... I need to plant some net year
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• United States
25 Jun 07
Must be perfect growing conditions for your strawberries. Just imagine how crazy they would grow if you put Miracle Grow on them. Good job on your strawberry growing success.
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
It's been many years since I've actually seen strawberry plants, Grandpa Bob. We used to grow them when I was a kid, and it was such fun to pick them, and they were so delicious. The strawberry shortcake was yummy.:)
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Hi Granpa Bob Im so jealous I love strawberries so much. I tried growing some awhile ago from seeds but they didnt take. I didnt plant them in the ground thou. I think I will try doing that over at the new place. Im so tired right now we moved alot of big things over today. And next week by this time I will be in there.LOL Send me some of your strawberries. I wish you luck with them.