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First strawberry!

Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by gregorach, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. gregorach

    gregorach Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I've just picked (and eaten, obviously!) the first ripe strawberry of the year from my allotment. It was nice. :) :D

    Anybody else got 'em already? And I mean outdoors - polytunnels don't count! (Yes, I'm looking at you, Rob. ;))
     
  2. Iona

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    Yeah!!! we've had 4/5, but we are rather further south than you... :D
     
  3. featherstick

    featherstick Forager

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    we have about 3 kg of this year's strawberries in the freezer already. We've had a glut - even little Leo is sick of them now.

    (To freeze strawberries, freeze them in a single layer on a tray or lid, then once frozen transfer into a bag. That way you don't have a single coagulated strawberry lump.)
     
  4. gregorach

    gregorach Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Ach, you lucky southerners, with your long growing seasons... ;)
     
  5. Rebel

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    I've been getting a few ripe ones for the past week or so, grown organically and outdoors. Unfortunately all the birds and insects are partial to them too.
     
  6. durulz

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    Yup, we've had quite a few strawberries already (in south east as well!). The only slight bugbear is that they rippen in twos or threes - not enough for a serving! So they get eaten as they ripen rather than as a pudding. Damned nice though.
     
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    We have had strawberries for the last 3 weeks in our garden. Very nice, we keep a net over them tho to stop the birds.

    They are great... nothing better than home grown food
     

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