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Friday, 6 June 2008

Ripe and ready to eat!

Yesterday we picked the first two ripe strawberries from the strawberry patch. The first was picked early in the morning, a slug had started to nibble one side, but I ate the rest cut up on my breakfast oats. Late in the evening I checked the strawberry patch and spotted this perfect strawberry ripe and ready to eat - by us and not the slugs during the night. I picked it at once and cut it in half so we could have half each – 'Gariguette' – the most perfect, intense, strawberry-flavour ever!

10 comments:

  1. I was eating my first strawberries yesterday straight from the bush. The woodlice were joining in with me! x

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  2. Yum!

    They look delicious and all the nicer for having come straight from the plant.

    Had you noticed that your blog posts werent appearing on Blotanical?

    I had the same problem, until I followed Stuart's advise in the 'News 'section' on how to resolve it. Seems Blogger is playing up.

    Best Wishes,

    Zoë

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  3. What I love about blogging is that the fruit and veggies ripening in my garden is almost exactly the same as the ones in everyone elses! Isn't nature wonderful? Enjoy your strawberry

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  4. Beautiful - so red! Our strawberries are very nearly ready, although Mr Blackbird has been trying to divebomb the little cage we built for them. We're trying a couple of wild strawberry plants too.

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  5. I am so jealous! I wish my strawberries were ready...not quite...we need some warmth!

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  6. Thay looks mouth watering. Mine are still green and on the small side - I have to compete with the blackbirds!

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  7. You are a lucky eater! I'm also jealous, we have had cool weather and my garden isn't growing at the rate it usually does... it's a bit dissapointing. Have one for me!

    Happy weekend,
    Brenda

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  8. Fantastic! I got back from a long-weekend away to find a good number of my strawberry-planter strawberries nearly ready. I'm looking forward to dinner this evening!

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  9. Oooo, that is a GORGEOUS strawberry. Mouth watering just looking at it...

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  10. Louise - you can't beat a freshly picked home grown strawberry!

    Zoe - thanks for letting me know about Blotanical. I really don't look that often - lots of interesting blogs but not that easy to navigate!

    Matron - exactly - a journey through the seasons together!

    Silverpebble - you strawberries will be wonderful - enjoy!

    Jean Ann - hope you get some sunshine soon.

    Gina - it's a constant battle with the birds - we've now got a tried and tested construction of wood, net and scaffold poles.

    Brenda - another US Pacific West Coast gardener wishing for sunshine - hope things improve soon!

    Organic Viking - enjoy your strawberries, well done!

    Soilman - they're worth the effort aren't they!

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