First of the fruit...

14 October, 2014

I had noticed last week that some of the strawberries were beginning to ripen. 


So, knowing from experience that an unprotected red berry is a berry that will shortly be eaten by a bird, I made netting the main strawberry patch a priority gardening task.


I use a bunch of around 1.2m stakes to hold up the netting and a few bricks around the edges to hold it down.

On bypassing the strawbs patch this afternoon I saw some positive ripe berry signs.


So I did a quick un-netting to see what I can find. With this netting strategy I simply take off the bricks and fold the netting back on the stakes, leaving an easy to access strawberry patch.


This was the first pickings.


I won't say it is a strawberry feast quite yet, but it will be a very welcome addition to my dessert yoghurt.

Yay for the first fruit harvest of the season.

10 comments:

  1. Awesome! I have been picking a few strawberries every day from my fruit salad alley. they never make it inside.

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    1. Fruit salad alley! What an excellent place to be. I love the concept.
      I too, rarely get fruit inside. This was purely for photographic purposes to prove their existance :)

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  2. Snap! I picked my first strawberry today, too.

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  3. Yum. Here the squirrels are what eats the berries. So I have to net them too.

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    1. Ha, squirrels! That'll learn them.
      We have possums which I suppose are the Aus equivalent, but they usually go for fruit on trees. I don't think I've heard of them eating strawbs or bush fruits. Hopefully they never catch on.

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  4. i thought i'd responded to this delicious post. obviously i was so envious about the juicy looking strawberries i forgot to leave a comment! lucky you.

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    1. Ah well. They are kind of distracting. :)
      Cheers!

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