Last year was the perfect year for strawberries and you just can’t beat homegrown ones, freshly warmed by the sun and bright red in colour. This year however looks like it’s going to be a different story… It’s safe to say I have been neglecting the strawberry beds this year and harvests look slim. What with my adventures in Wales and working overtime with the shows the two poor old strawberry beds have been left to fend for themselves. I managed to weed one bed from the knee high weeds but the other bed has been left completely alone, in fact you can’t even see the strawberries growing in there! I haven’t even had time to lay down some straw to protect the strawberries from the slugs like I do every year…
I’m really not expecting much from the beds this year but I was happy enough to harvest my little little bowl of homegrown strawberries from one bed earlier this week. Only 3 strawberries had been nibbled by the slugs so I left them for the birds, so I was a little happy with my first harvest knowing that it might be the only bowl full I’ll be getting this year!
I also harvested a few more broad beans from my 4 foot high plants. They have been producing brilliantly this year and this has been the third harvest from them so far with lots more bean pods growing away happily.
P.S and just look at my roses! They’ve been blooming beautiful!