Fresh Picked

Fresh Picked  - One of a few I picked today (7-1-08) from my patch.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
July 1, 2008 3:25pm CST
After starting a discussion about my berries a little while ago I had to go pick a few. Well I found 7 this ripe only. I gave dad 3 and I ate 4. Man they were so sweet, juicy and ever so delicious. Just wanted to share this photo was all. Nothing like a fresh picked, homegrown strawberry on a hot humid day like it is here in Minnesota today. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Zelmarq (12368)
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 08
Wow, i love strawberries, i love eating them with salt and enjoy it also cooking it for jam, its the best with all the sweetness in it with bread and everything.
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• China
2 Jul 08
wow,i love strawberries too,it's so sweetness!when i was a child,i seeded some in my yard,it has a strong life,and grew up quickly!
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@Zelmarq (12368)
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 08
What so sad about it is that its expensive here in the Philippines and I cant eat it as often as I want.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Bummer. I get to eat a lot of them fo free. chej18
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• United States
2 Jul 08
That looks so delicious! I so wish my plant had produced more than just two berries. Anything you can tell me to have better plants next year?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Keep the are weeded and watch for shoots from the plant. Direct those shoots to where you want more plants to grow. the shoots will set root into the ground producing more plants. 2 years ago we started with just 5 plants and now have about 25 or more. They thrive on sunshine as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
2 Jul 08
Ok, this may sound like a dumb question, but what are shoots? Can you tell I am new at this?
• United States
2 Jul 08
Shoots are runners that some plants send out instead of self-seeding. That's how they reproduce. Strawberry shoots/runners are sent out by the parent plant after they are done producing berries for the year. These will then take root and, therefore, more plants that will start producing more berries the following year.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
1 Jul 08
If I made some homemade vanilla ice cream could I come up and share the strawberries? LOL...a strawberry sundae would go very good right about now!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Homemade ice cream? Hell yeah! Hee hee! How many miles is Albert Lea from Minneapolis anyhow? I would love to get together. My daughter as well. Would be great to meet ya. Could meet half way possibly or whatever. I want to get an ice cream maker someday as I used to make it as a kid with mom often. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Well.....I am not sure.....It takes me about 1 1/2 hours to get to my sister's by the VA.....And about 1 hour 15 minutes to get to my brothers in Lakeville...I do come up there quite often but usually have some big family plan to do. I am however going to come up to visit my sister soon and spend some times with her as soon as we get our schedules together....maybe we can fit in a visit! It would be great to get to meet both of you! We'll have to work on getting together!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Just remind a week before you head out again then. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB! Wow, freshly picked berries! But I think your dad should have the four berries and you should only have three. haha.. Nothing left for Grandma Deb? Take care and God Bless!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Actually dad shpuld have had just one as I do all the dang work. Deb ate hers early a.m. before I got up. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
haha..I know that you did all the work my friend! Better guard those strawberries, i will be picking them up myself soon. haha...Enjoy the fruits of your labor! Sweet! Take care and God bless!
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Nice to hear your strawberries are ripening up for you. Mine are already done for the summer. I'm thinking of buying some other plants that are everbearing thou. My daughter and I were out picking up the piles of grass clippings she raked up while I was mowing earlier and I parked under several mullberry trees for us to snack on. Boy were they sweet and juicy. The wild black raspberries are ripening as well so I picked a few for us to snack on as well. Same thing..super sweet and juicy. Wish my Red Raspberries would of lived thou. Guess I just don't have it in me to grow store-bought plants.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 08
We bought one everbearing and now that has sent out about 6 shoots and a few have already rooted. So next year we will have quite a few everbloom berries as well. Bummer. My red rasberries won't produce much this year. I chopped them all to the ground last fall to promote spreading more and did they spread. Now next years batch will be huge. I hope. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Your so lucky I love strawberries so much! I tried planting them a couple of years ago in a hanging basket from seed. Well no luck. Enjoy those strawberries.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Not lucky. Just a happy gardener that is going to be reaping his rewards soon. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
1 Jul 08
You are making me want to go strawberry picking. There is a place about 20 miles from here where you can go pick your own. Hmmm....I think I need to go sometime.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Go early in the morning when it is cooler. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@dandj929 (424)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Here in CT all the strawberries that I have picked at different farms around the area have been so super delicious. They practically melt in your mouth and need very little added sugar to make an awesome strawberry shortcake. I love fresh berry season!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 08
My daughter took her sons to a farm as well recently picking fresh berries. Someday soon they'll be over here getting mine instaed. HAHAHA! Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
9 Jul 08
Hmmmmm very lovely amd mouth watering, i like Strawberry milkshake very much Wow
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@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
9 Jul 08
Hi GB! I love the picture! love them all. thank you for sharing with us. I always stop by when you upload strawberries. Happy posting!! OoXx`dian
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@successlog (3172)
• China
2 Jul 08
aha, looks sweet.i think you are delighted to enjoy the ripe apple.i will also buy some afternoon.i am eager to eat them too..haha..
• Canada
11 Jul 08
Yum strawberries.
@mummymo (23707)
3 Jul 08
MMMMM Those look delicious AGB and I can almost taste them! i think I shall go make some toast and spread the strawberry jam my best friend just made me on it - it is the closest I shall get to strawberries tonight! Hugs xxx