Thursday, July 5, 2012

Strawberries

I didn’t do much in the garden the last 3 days as we had a lot of much needed rain. The forecast says we will have a week of hot weather around 30 Celsius. The heat will do my tomato’s good but I will have to water every day. I think the Strawberries will love the hot weather as well. I picked my first Strawberry from my Everbearing  plants. This the largest Strawberry I have ever harvested. It is almost the size of an egg. I took a photo just so you can have a look. These Strawberries will produce until frost in late September. To bad I only have four plants. I actually have 5 strawberry plants but the one that had first given me 3 strawberries is not an Everbearing variety, so I don’t think it will produce any more this year. Here is the photo I took.

                        Strawberry Mmmmm 

                                          Strawberry Mmmmm 2

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  1. That strawberry is gorgeous. I bet it tasted good too.

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    1. You bet it tasted good. Too bad I didn't have 10 or 15 more like it. ;-)

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  2. Your strawberry is wonderful. You planted the best kind and wow did you get some good ones.
    Stay cool , its going to get too hot .

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  3. fancy a strawberry almost as big as an egg; hope it tasted decadent; I love strawberries. (thanks also Horst for your feedback on my kestrel post)

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    1. I love Strawberries as well. Yes, the taste was awesome. I hope I was helpful with my feedback.

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  4. I've never been able to grow strawberries successfully. These look great .

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    1. One has to have good soil and lots of compost in the soil, well mixed and also some fertilizer. I use Tomato fertilizer for all my flowers and berry fruit.

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  5. Wow, that is some strawberry!
    Looks delicious.

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    1. It was delicious, I ate it right after I took the photo. Mmm mmm.

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  6. Ummmm se ven apetitosas esas hermosas fresas...
    Buen fin de semana un abrazo

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    1. You have a great weekend as well Ceditas. I like almost all fruit, there are some kinds of fruit I have not seen or tried yet.

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  7. Hello Horst,

    These are such huge strawberries. Are they sweet? We have here strawberries but they are not sweet at all. I eat them anyway.

    I would love to say you a huge thank you for all your kind words. Horst, they mean a lot to me. And I would love to thank you for all your nice suggestions. It helps a lot.

    Kaya.

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    1. Home grown fruit and vegetables are always the best, in taste and quality. They are picked when they are ripe, not green like the commercial stuff.

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  8. Yes they are sweet but not like some other fruit. It also depends on how ripe they are. They are the sweetest just before they go bad. I like them a little on the tart side.

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  9. Wow Horst that is a good looking Strawberry , hope you have many more like it.
    Have a great Weekend
    Sheila

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  10. Beautiful photos. Our garden and the weather do not seem to be well suited this year. No fruit and the vegetables are way behind!! Diane

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  11. Yes they still look so good and expensive to buy also.
    oh my goodness . I laughed when I read your comment. Your right you know but they are sweet also.
    Stay cool. The heat is going to get worse each day I think. Its cooler out here in the country .

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    1. If you have good insulation in your house you wouldn't need air conditioning. My air conditioner started running a 9 a.m. so you see the insulation in my house is not that great. Let's hope your area is not as hot as here. I went outside an our ago to make sure the birds have lots of water and my goodness it was hot. I didn't stay outside very long.

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  12. Horst, we too are getting the heat wave, of course as we are not far from you, just a couple hours..
    Your strawberries look amazing, yummmmmmmmm!
    Have a great week, stay cool!

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  13. Not only the huge strawberries but your garden as well looks so inviting..
    May I sit down for a while?
    Here in Greece we have for a few days a heat wave..
    But it's OK!

    Greetings, dear Horst!

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    1. We have a heat wave here as well, I got up early this morning to water the plants. I went and got more garden supply's and came home so hot and sweating. Thank God I have air conditioning. It is 30C here right now. Too hot, not used to the heat.

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    2. Monika, you can stay and sit for as long as you like. I can't imagine what a heat wave in Greece can be. Maybe 40+C?

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  14. Yum! I could fancy some of those!

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  15. Have just caught up, Horst. Hope you are feeling better.

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  16. There is nothing better than freshly plucked fruit! Your very large strawberry looks so very delicious. The rich red color is especially appealing. I hope it tasted sweet and delectable. Stay cool and comfortable in the heat!

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    1. Thanks Julie, yes the strawberry was very tasty. Yes I'm cool as well, heat wise that is. :-)

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  17. Hi there Horst, I haven't been around for a while, sorry, I've been over to the states for a holiday and had abit of catching up to do since, I've blogged up some of it, I had't received any emails from anyone telling me of what they're posting about, so I'me scratching around to do a bit of catch up, Your blog and flowers look, as always beautiful, you have such a good eye for a photo. A coin beside the strawberry would have given an idea of size, but it sure looks one healthy strawberry, myself, I prefer sweeter fruit like Raspberries and pears.
    i hope your hip is feeling a lot better after these painful jabs, it made me wince just reading about them. ouch. it's not much fun living in constant pain, catch you later. take care of you.

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  18. Oops. you shall have it so hot .. here we have 17 degrees and mostly cloudy

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    1. Today it is raining here, but we need it. Some years it's hot some years it's not. The tomato's love the heat.

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  19. Looks so good Horst I want to reach out and take a bite. I had to pull up my whole strawberry bed as hubby thought it would be nice to add a few wild ones. Well the completely took over and covered the whole patch. My other plants don't usually get strawberries till August. They are suppose to be everbearing. I think I need to try some other variety. have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

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    1. Hi Carrie, Wild strawberries are great in the woods but not in the garden. I get new plants every year as the old ones get tired and don't give as many strawberries, but you could plant the runners for next years strawberries.

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  20. I love strawberries but have never seen one this big, glad it tasted good :)

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  21. Strawberrys from heaven. Gorgeous pics!
    Greetings.

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