Did I Make A Mistake?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by big rockpile, May 24, 2005.

  1. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Last year I put out 25 Everbearing Strawberry Plants.I have been picking a gallon a day. :rolleyes: Can't even give them away around here.

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  2. jessimeredith

    jessimeredith That's relativity. Supporter

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    mmmm....lucky! Wish I had planted some this year.
     

  3. dot

    dot Well-Known Member

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    You lucky thing! Try selling them to the grocery stores.
     
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  5. wy_white_wolf

    wy_white_wolf Just howling at the moon

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    Bragging or complaining? Only wish I had that problem
     
  6. tnborn

    tnborn Well-Known Member

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    Big rockpile,
    I would buy some from you.
    tnborn
     
  7. T.C.

    T.C. Active Member

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    I wish I was that lucky. DH could eat a half gallon by himself. I would freeze some. Make jam. Strawberry smoothies.
     
  8. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    I'm just worried I will have more than I need.Two people can only eat so many.

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  9. southerngurl

    southerngurl le person Supporter

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    Dang it, the chipmunks are eating half of mine! Grrrr.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE strawberries, and blackberries, and blueberries, and watermelon.....
     
  10. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    I'll have Blackberries before long.I have Wild Blueberries but I'm starting to think they are more trouble than their worth,fighting the Deer and Turkeys over them.

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  11. Meg Z

    Meg Z winding down

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    I'm dehydrating my extras. Mostly to send to my daughter, and for my granola in the fall. So, dry them and snack on them this winter when you'll enjoy them!

    Meg
     
  12. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    True....but you haven't mentioned that amount :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  13. Hears The Water

    Hears The Water Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Rocky, I have two words for you! ROAD TRIP! You know where to find us!!! LOL! :haha: :haha:
    God bless you and yours
    Debbie
     
  14. bethlaf

    bethlaf Homegrown Family

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    ild have to say too many strawberries has never been an issue here, i think i could be picking a 5 gallon bucket a day and we would still devise something to do with them , if nothing else, farmers market ....
    were selling them for 3.00 a pint here, certified naturally grown , of course
    Beth
     
  15. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    I'm concerned---If you just planted these last year aren't you taking a little too much production from off of the plants?

    General thoughts are that only modest production should be taken from the plants during the first couple of years, allowing most of the plant energy to go back into establishment of the plant itself.

    Good strawberry fruit leathers can be made by putting excess berries through a blender, then dehydrating the result.
     
  16. Homesteader at Heart

    Homesteader at Heart Well-Known Member

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    I'm jealous. My daughter loves strawberries, and the rest of the family likes them as well...fresh, jam, etc. They do not grow here in Suriname. The couple of times we have seen imported ones in the grocery store they were over $10.00 for a container. Needless to say (but I will say it anyway) we did not buy them.