Everbearing Strawberries

Sometimes I'm a very bad plant parent. I always have the best of intentions when it comes to plants, but there are times when, even though I really want to plant and grow everything I can, I just don't have the time or energy to get everything taken care of and planted.  Little baby plants sometimes get neglected.  Plants sometimes die. And I feel guilty, very guilty.

Last year, I vowed that I would not buy any plant unless I already had a place ready for it and if I had the time to plant it immediately. Well, I broke my vow (almost immediately!) when I ordered some everbearing strawberries early last spring. Fifty little everbearing strawberry plants had no pre-planned home, so I potted them up and put them in a corner of the garden. I figured I'd find the time to give them a proper home soon enough.

But....I didn't.

They stayed in their little pots all summer.  They stayed in their little pots all winter without any special protection or care.  I thought for sure they were goners.  I felt very guilty.

But, you know what? Not only did they live, they are now thriving. I can't even count the number of berries growing on them already!

So, today is officially strawberry day here. I am (finally!!) planting these little babies in their own little bed. And, just to show them how sorry I am, they are going into some of the best soil in the garden. No mulch or compost is too good for these little ones.  I truly hope they forgive me!

May 05 2013
Posted in: Fruits

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