Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Handfuls of joy

Finally: I've cracked it! I have enough strawberry plants to be able to pick - and eat - an entire handful of strawberries in one go! Completely fabulous and delicious, but don't ask me what variety they are because I have so many different ones now that I've forgotten what is planted where. Many of the backyard strawberries suffered in today's 33+ degree Celsius heat - they are always the first plants to swoon dramatically the moment it gets to 25c - but the plants out the front have been in the longest, are the best mulched and must be the best established because they look just fine. Woohoo!


Liz - Suburban Tomato said...

So how many plants is enough?

hearts_in_asia said...

I think you need at least 30 plants. Out the front I have over 20, about half of which are producing well right now. Out the back I have over 50, I think (some recently planted and small) but less than 10 of those have fruit at the moment.

Liz - Suburban Tomato said...

i need both more sun and more plants then!