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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: First Harvest




One must ask children and birds how strawberries taste.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

17 comments:

  1. I can't believe it is strawberry time somewhere--still in the mid 40s to 50s here. My strawberries don't even have flowers!

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  2. No strawberries here either yet, but how do you keep the ants and squirrels away? I have no luck getting strawberries for myself. I swear the critters think I planted the strawberries for them.

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  3. Wow! I knew the local strawberry season was getting close. The pictures are luscious. I'm glad to have discovered your blog. I'm another Southeasterner (North Carolina) dealing with the challenges of clay soil and working to attract wildlife.

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  4. I can't believe it's harvest time yet either, although I know I've been able to buy them up here now from somewhere. :) Looks wonderful.
    Cher
    Goldenray Yorkies

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  5. Congratulations on your first harvest of strawberry! They look so juicy and delicious! I wish my only strawberry plant will start giving me fruits again..

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  6. Yum! I've never had any luck with strawberries; glad you do!

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  7. They look so good I want to bite into them. Enjoy!

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  8. I can't wait for strawberry season here. Ours are in bloom, but certainly not as far along as yours!

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  9. Strawberries already! Now I'm really jealous. Oh how I love fresh strawberries. Karin, I wanted to let you know that I have posted my entry for Earth Day. Thanks for considering me for this meme.

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  10. Carolynsshadegarden, we have had good rains and warmer temperatures the past few weeks and the fruits are just producing well.

    GWGT, oddly the squirrels haven't touched them (knock on wood). I planted these in one of my raised beds and the ants haven't found them. Fingers crossed.

    Sheila, I am so glad you found my blog! I will be by to read yours as well. We can swap stories and frustrations of the red clay and bugs :)

    Sunray Gardening...the crazy thing is that the strawberries sold in the stores right now are from California.

    p3chandan, oh, I hope that you will get some strawberries again! There is nothing better than fruit picked fresh.

    Cat, this is my second year with strawberries. So far so good.

    The Sage Butterfly, we get a few ripe berries each day, just enough for everyone in the family to have one. But we savor them. They are delicious!

    Curbstone Valley, sounds like yours are not far from fruiting. Ours bloomed a few weeks ago. It is so exciting to anticipate the harvest.

    Marguerite, fresh strawberries are the best! Your post is super! Love your choices!

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  11. Yum! I love strawberries. You are so fortunate! And the photos really do them justice, too!

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  12. I picked just a couple fresh strawberries myself yesterday. Teeny tiny, but tasty :-) Mine are more of a novelty, but wish I grew more of them.

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  13. oh yum...so want some...will have to wait for about another couple of months with this weather...

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  14. I LOVE strawberries! My grandmother's house was built on a steep slope so she had the entire back slope terraced into brick planters and planted with srawberries. It was magical!! :o)

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  15. Thank you PlantPostings!

    Toni, this is only my second year and we don't produce enough at one time to do anything but eat them off the plant but it is fun for the kids and they are so tasty!

    Donna, all in due time. You will be enjoying strawberries while we are suffering from heat, humidity and drought!

    Casa Mariposa, oh that does sound magical...what a wonderful childhood experience and special memories your grandmother created!

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  16. Those look so good. How lucky you are to be able to grow strawberries. Our family loves them but they are so expensive here. -- Bom

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  17. They look delicious! I am watching mines everyday and there are already more thank five since the weather in the past wekks have been more than great, almost summer, but today we have rain again, I hope I do not lose my little strawberries!

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