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20 April 2009

Strawberry growbags forever

Last year, my strawberry plants were the most productive things in the garden. I got kilos of fruit off them over a period of couple of months or so and they also produced something silly like 50 runners for propagation. Plonked on our garden wall, the growbags proved to be perfect for them. I had worried that in that positionthey would be prone to bird attack, but that proved not to be the case. Likewise, there was no need for any of that tedious covering with straw when the fruit started to appear. Watering was the only slight worry, but that was easily dealt with by setting up an irrigation system.

This year, the stage is set for more strawberry success. I have 3 growbags of new strawberry plants and 1 of 2-year-old plants. The elderly plants which last year produced so much fruit have been discarded.

They are sitting on the garden wall, soaking up the sun and thriving (which is more than can be said for this year’s garlic – more about that another time). There are flowers starting to appear and already I am dreaming of ice cream to come.

Filed under: Fruit — Clare @ 11:28 am


4 responses

  1. allotmenteer

    Thanks for the tip. I have bought some strawberry plants for the first time this year. Sounds like growbags might be the way to success.

    (22.04.09 @ 6:05 pm)

  2. allotmentblogger

    Care to share how your irrigation system works? I’ve got an old strawberry bed on the allotment, but we’re doing growbags in the garden at home this year.

    (29.04.09 @ 10:57 am)

  3. Clare

    Hi allotmenteer and allotmentblogger. Watch this space – a further strawberry post about the growbags and the irrigation system to follow very shortly.

    (01.05.09 @ 11:24 am)

  4. Sue

    Looking forward to hearing about the irrigation of grobags. Am trialing ‘Autopots’ for a couple of tomatoes this year.

    (20.06.09 @ 3:40 am)

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