Saturday, 22 June 2013

Strawberry Timings

We managed it the right way round for a change on Friday as after a dull morning we decided to visit the plot in the afternoon. No sooner had we arrived when the clouds melted away and the sun came out and we had a lovely mild sunny afternoon.
We managed to pick some more strawberries, mostly Marshmarvel with some Flamenco and Alpines thrown in for good measure.
Last year we started picking strawberries on the 18 June which is just the same date as this year. However, in 2011 when we didn't have such a cold spring and poor early summer weather we picked our first strawberries on 20 May. It just goes to show how poor spring and early summer weather delays cropping. 

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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