Faithful readers, you might from my baking think that I’m good at all food related things. You’d be wrong. Although I love food, I have had a horrible history of growing it. My basil got decimated by something that realised basil was delicious, my coriander committed suicide. My thyme took over my sage, however the parsley was a quiet achiever. It’s like a soap opera in a herb garden.
This is why I was very nervous when we had a spare garden bed, spare potting mix, and I suggested we grow strawberries in it. They were going to be my responsibility. So from Bunnings I picked up a few varieties. And surprise….
My strawberries and I have had a few ups and downs over the last few weeks. They got completely ravaged by birds. Any strawberry that started to blush was eaten. I don’t know why I was surprised because if I was a bird, I’d eat them before they were taken away, too! So for anyone facing the same problem, the only way I got a good crop of strawberries (all of the above in 1 week) was by doing this:
It’s not pretty, but my strawberries are! The net cost me about $10 from Bunnings, and the stakes were just lying about. You can use whatever you’ve got handy.
And now I’m not picking up the leftovers from birds, I’m eating delicious sweet strawberries. Worth a shot!!
I will post a good strawberry flan recipe soon. Enjoy!