succulent strawberries

June 25, 2010 at 7:15 am 10 comments

It’s a marvel to me that anything survived the cold, cold winter we had this year. Sleeping under a blanket of snow obviously suited the strawberries and we’re enjoying the juicy benefits of fruit grown in snow soaked soil.  Big, succulent, sun warmed strawberries; my elevenses of choice at the moment.
A snack sized punnet of 10 strawberries at Wimbledon would cost you £2.50 this year.  Scandalous!   My strawberry patch has flourished since last summer’s move to a new bed and are the star performers on my plot, alongside raspberries, for yields of scrumminess per time spent tending them (which is not a lot!)

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  • 1. miss m  |  June 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Is there anything more succulent than fresh strawberries ? YUM !Yours look lovely ! Mine aren’t producing as much as expected. Maybe next year. 🙂

  • 2. Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers  |  June 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Oh they look lovely! So often our supermarket ones have lost their essential ‘strawberryness’. I’m hoping to go strawberry picking this year…hope I find some as nice as yours!

  • 3. Johanna  |  June 26, 2010 at 10:01 am

    what gorgeous photos – berries in the UK are so much better than those in Australia – there are some advantages to your cooler weather

  • 4. Jacqueline  |  June 26, 2010 at 11:40 am

    They look wonderful. Oh, how do I love Strawberries, let me count the ways 🙂

  • 5. mangocheeks  |  June 28, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I am so leased to read that your strawberries have not minded their move and that you are enjoying the flavours of home grown. I

  • 6. Nic  |  July 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    You can’t beat your own strawberries for flavour, yours look like realy beauties!

  • 7. Margaret  |  July 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

    The strawberries look wonderful. Home grown raspberries and strawberries are one of summers gifts. I have had to cover my strawberries up and something is still eating them!

  • 8. Nip it in the bud  |  July 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Miss M – no there isn’t! Fingers crossed for yours – we had few this time last year then got a handful in September so you may yet get a lovely surprise 🙂

    Christine – home grown and local – can’t beat it. Happy picking when you do find some. I’m amazed supermarket strawberries taste as good as they do considering ours start to deteriorate and taste more bitter once they’re refrigerated. Makes you wonder what they do to them to keep the look of their strawberryness is not the taste!

    Johanna – indeedy. I’ve a friend living in Adelaide and she finds it way too hot for a lot of things. I certainly won’t ever complain about the British weather again having seen how good a snow blanket has been for our soil.

    Jac – bet you’re still counting aren’t you. Lovely with greek yoghurt of course as I know you’ll have been finding out this week 😉

    MC – thanks. I’m way behind with my blog reading but your little garden is top of my list. I bet I’m missing out on all sorts of marvellous recipes for all the things currently growing on my plot. Catch you soon x

    Nic – thanks, all gone now but nature provides and the raspberries are on their way 🙂

    Margaret – pigeons from above and slugs from below? Hope they’re not too greedy

  • 9. Choclette  |  July 16, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Ahh, gorgeous Rosie and gorgeous strawberries. Your potatoes are looking pretty good too. We’ve just got back from a few days away and all ours are laid very low with blight. Will have to dig them all up tomorrow or something – sigh!

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