On top of the poor prices of berries in general, in my area, you have to use them all within a day of buying them or they all go bad within a day or so of being bought.wait for it ...
$6.99 a POUND
Guess who is gonna plant some strawberries along with those figs this summer!! :wave:
I live in the northwest and I have two whiskey barrels and I've had the same strawberry plants in there for 10 years. They've survived snow, rain, hail, 80MPH winds, 105 degree weather, everything. And they still come back stronger ever year. I wish I knew the name of them! It's been long gone in my mind.My wife and I bought strawberries last weekend and where shocked. I have never grown them before but this year I will definitely include them. I think, in this area, I should probably plant them in a container.
I love smoothies, one almost daily, my recipe is: ice, soy milk, whey, banana carb master yogert and a berry fruit.I love strawberries, but don't know if I could go for $6.99 a pound- yikes!
Makes me happy that we garden. I am still eating frozen strawberries from last summer's crop in my daily smoothie.
Rabbits do make a fine tastin gumbo cher.......On top of the poor prices of berries in general, in my area, you have to use them all within a day of buying them or they all go bad within a day or so of being bought.
Ive tried planting blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries and no matter what Ive done, the rabbits destroy them very quickly generally. The year I bought the largest raspberry bushes and planted them, they chewed the leaves off constantly but the plant lived until fall and then they killed it over the winter by chewing the branches down and stripping the bark.
Bloodmeal doesnt work for long to deter them nor does any of the old remedies Ive been told to use.
Ive now resigned to attempting to grow, ground cherries (Physalis pruinosa) and garden huckleberries (Solanum melanocerasum) this year as they should be safe from the rabbits, I hope, seeing as they are nightshade plants.
Planting strawberries and other traditional berries may not have led to the harvest of berries but it did lead to the harvest of quite a few more rabbits than usual. :lolsmash: