30 May 2011

more and more

I am amazed at the output of my Strawberry plants this year. Up until a few days ago we were just getting a modest bowlful each morning,
quickly reduced to this.

My daughter hadn't picked them in a day or two and this morning I went out and was astonished at how much filled the basket!
The plants have entirely filled their area, and now the leaves are on longer stems.
I don't know if they're leggy because of a condition- not enough water? or do the plants naturally do that to let light in where it can reach the fruit? Anyways, they're scrumptious. I'm eager to try my hand at making jam next year.

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