Lorne Street Garden

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Strawberries and pots!

on December 19, 2012

A couple of Rach’s acheivements that she is very proud of.

1.  An emerging crop of strawberries.

  • Cambridge rival
  • Alinta

Without sounding cliched,  they really do taste how strawberries used to taste.   We frequently shop at the Melbourne farmers markets,  but the strawberries from there are still not the same as these.   Perhaps it’s the satisfaction of personally chasing away the birds?

2.  Rach has been building a small paved area to fill in the gap in our U shaped bed.   It’s looking pretty smart, and the plants in pots are growing nicely.

Personally I am excited about the Naga Bhut Jolokia chillies that are steady growing (on the paved area).   I’m not 100% sure what I will do with 2 plants worth of the world’s hottest chillies, perhaps a Melbourne rival to this?

Strawberries Rach's paving


One response to “Strawberries and pots!

  1. yellowlancer says:

    The strawberries look great! Unfortunately, we have a rabbit plague at the moment and they decided to help themselves to fruit and plants last week 😦 The roots are still there and a few scraggly stalks so I’ve put them out of rabbit-reach (in pots) and perhaps we will have late strawberries 🙂

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