I can’t believe that as soon as the snow melts each year my strawberry plants look pretty much like the picture above. Green leaves and all. Sure there are a few dead leaves that I have to remove, but the plants are thriving and ready to start growing by the end of March each year.
The strawberries thrive in my garden … each year they send out new shoots and new plants begin to grow … often in areas that I don’t want them to grow. I just cut them off and plant them near the edge of a garden bed. I end up throwing out or giving away a lot of the new strawberry plants each year too. However, since I’m always replanting new plants, and for the most part the older plants keep returning, I end up with more and more strawberries each year.
The best thing about these strawberry plants is that they start producing berries usually by mid June and they keep going often until October so I have strawberries all season.
The only foreseeable problem this year is the dog.
A week ago I saw strawberries on sale in the grocery store and bought some so that Chris and I could have strawberries for dessert. Well, I ended up letting Midnight taste the strawberries and she loved them. Now of course she knows what this delicious treat looks like so I’m hoping she doesn’t notice them in the garden or else she’ll end up eating them before we can pick them.
I know dogs and cats can cause havoc in the garden, but do any of you have a dog or cat that singles out a fruit or veggie that they like and eat it straight from the garden bed?
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