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Member Name: dillywhite123
Date: 11/06/13, updated on 15/06/13 (7 review reads)
Advantages: Lots of cheap tasty fruit
I grow strawberries every year and my patch seems to better bigger and better each year too. I originally bought some cheap plants that were reduced down to 30p each from my local garden centre and I didn't really think I would get much from them. I was lucky because I had a load of compost left over from my compost bin. I planted them in a mix of soil and compost and put them into a raised bed in a sunny spot in the garden. I didn't really water them apart from on really dry spells and I soon was rewarded with new fresh green leaves appearing in the centre.
I have a good few strawberries last year and often sent my daughter with them for packed lunch as they were so much tastier and better than the horrible ones in the supermarket that have lost their flavour by being flown thousands of miles. The winter came and thought that would be that.
This year though the shoots have grounded into the nearby soil and the patch has grown by another third, the original ones I planted went very brown during the frost but I am pleased to say they are starting to get new green shoots and even more flowers than last year.
I am looking for different unusual varieties this year as I have enjoyed the rewards so much and I can't wait for harvest time again.
These are ideal for the beginner gardener as they are so easy to look after and they will keep giving year after year without the hassle of replanting. I would recommend anyone with a small space to give these a go as they can be grown in a small window box or even a hanging basket and the rewards are definitely worth the small amount of effort needed.
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Summary: Great for small spaces and beginners