1000 Strawberries

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I bought a thousand strawberries.

No not a thousand berries – that would be crazy.

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I bought a thousand strawberry plants.

This weekend I planted them all. I planted a lot in the gutters of our vertical strawberry garden in the fruitcage – after I had filled them all with soil.

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I planted a lot in 52 growbags in the fruit cage and the polytunnel – after I had hacked at and chopped up the compacted compost inside them.

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And I planted some more in the ground in the polytunnel.

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A thousand strawberry plants. My back hurts.

And why you might ask did I buy a thousand?

It is much, much cheaper to buy in bulk from a wholesale strawberry merchant than a garden centre or plant store, and the minimum they sell is a thousand plants.

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The strawberry plants will hopefully produce some fruit this year but they should be producing well for next year just in time for the opening of the cafe.

Dream big I say.

N.B. I bought 500 Royal Sovereign and 500 Flamenco.

15 responses to “1000 Strawberries

  1. Wow! Is this for a camp site PYO? Very impressive fruit cage. Puts my 36 strawberries in the polytunnel into perspective 😉

  2. That’s a lot of strawberries! My back is aching just reading about all those strawberries! Fab idea putting them in guttering. I bet you can’t wait for harvest, mind you the back might be hurting again then. LOL. X

    • We eat a lot of home-made smoothies so many will go into that. MOst are for the cafe I am setting up next year – freshly picked strawberries for breakfast …. with a home-reared bacon sandwich? Will probably make jam as well to add to the other varieties I sell.

  3. Very ambitious… wow… I have a very small patch of strawberries and but never seem to get any… (My youngest eats them before anyone else… think he is eating them green)

    • Ha ha – I so find myself saying this all the time, possibly our schemes are too grand and crazy to work in the merely financial sense 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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