Monday, April 19, 2010

Strawberry: Pink, it's my favorite color

I've got a bunch of little strawberries growing now, but the oldest one is definitely the most interesting.

Since I added the strawberry fertilizer, the plants have become much healthier and the fruits are much bigger than usual. The biggest fruit is plump and just beginning to turn red.

Typically, every year I get one nice fruit like this, and then a few scraggly fruits that make it half way to ripeness and then rot on the vine. But maybe it's the fertilizer or the extra attention it is getting, but the fruits are forming very nicely and the plant doesn't seem to be stressed at all.

We've had some pretty cold days lately, but the strawberry plants are handling it very well. This particular strawberry may be ready for picking in a week or so.

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