Now is also a good time to tend to last year’s strawberry plants, by removing the runner plants which can then be planted. If your plants are a few years old it may be worth replacing them. The best runners are the ones closest to the mother plant. It is good practice to replace about […]
When planting my strawberries I have given them a mulch of wet shredded paper from my shredding machine. It matts together nicely keeping light out to prevent weeds and I should have nice clean strawberries to eat. Makes use of your old bank statements too. Or your advertising junk is very colourful when shredded. Will […]
Forget about buying expensive netting to protect your strawberry plants from greedy birds! Go to your nearest 2$ shop and buy a couple of lengths of Christmas tinsel and drape them around your plants. I did just that and have just eaten the most perfect, juicy berries ever!
It’s time to catch up on some of the tips and questions sent in recently by the oily rag community. It’s also time to start thinking about planting strawberries for a bumper harvest in the spring and summer. Nanna from Whangarei has this recipe for feijoa parcels. “Put 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp grated nutmeg […]