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Today I have brought in 2 plants from the garden into the conservatory. Fingers crossed that I'll have early strawberries.
To get an abundance of fruit you need to feed strawberries with high potash...don't know whether it will work at this time of year...I usually do it in September, then just use organic strawberry feed through the summer. Get loads usually, and have grown in old washing up bowls strung up in trees and in the greenhouse, and strawberry tubs and strangely enough the ones that grow between the slabs on the patio are generally the best...the grandchildren walk on the plants and run their tractors and cars into them, but still they persist...they are like weeds. I have to put fleece around them which I peg down with old fashioned hair pins, because Mrs. Blackbirds insists I was growing them for her, along with cherries. I even put a full sized effigy of a hawk dangling from a tree close by, but that didn't work to deter her either!
I experience little improvement on hanging potted strawbs at all. Perhaps just putting a smally plastic cover over a plant or two in the bed would do the trick. OR, perhaps the advise is just day dreaming for effect. I think, in reality, the experts have as many failures as we mere mortals do. Remember tho' that sometimes, a bit of copper filings around the bases of covers, can and DOES deter slugs 'n' slimy molluscs somewhat. But, what do I know ????