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First Strawberry harvest of 2012

Saturday, 16 Jun 12 Partly Sunny 20°C / 68°F

Today I harvested the first Strawberries of 2012 – then I knelt on them!!! ;-((

I had picked some berries & put them in a plastic beg which I moved around with me while picking the first ripe fruits as well as cutting off the runners. Everything was alright till I stepped out of the strawberry cage & set the bag on the ground while I moved further forward to cut some runners that had escaped me earlier & were coming out of the cage. Absorbed in this & moving backwards I didn’t realize, till it was too late, that I was getting ever closer to the bag. All of a sudden I felt something squash beneath my knee & I realized at once that I’d put my knee on the bag of Strawberries, crushing many of them! :‘(( That’s why in the photo there are so few!!! They were the few survivors!

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Gerry & Dave's allotment garden


  • Mamabluestem

    Mamabluestem wrote:

    Awwww. I hope you still ate the non-survivors!?

    Posted on 18 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Amarylis

    Amarylis wrote:

    No, I haven’t – not yet! tomorrow I’ll see if I can find some more “survivors” to go with them! These are from Gerry’s allotment but there are also a few on my own allotment, Plot 12A, that I could pick as well. If we get a few warm days they will ripen quickly as there are lots of fruits on the plants.

    Posted on 18 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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