Friday, June 3, 2011
Gardentime 2011: Strawberry Disappointment
Look at that strawberry. So plump, so red, it must be delicious, yes? Too bad it was the most disgusting thing I've ever put in my mouth.
I'm about 2 seconds away from ripping up the strawberry plant and putting something else in there instead (after dumping out the potting mix which I'm sure is full of nasties by now). It looks as though I'm just going to get one super sour berry from the plant this year. All the others fell prey to fungus or bugs or just shriveled up and died.
I know it's not really the plant's fault. I take a lot of blame for its complete failure. It's clearly the wrong type of strawberry plant for this situation. I am pretty sure it's a June-bearing type but I lost the tag a long time ago so have no way of knowing for sure. June bearers put out runners, which I don't have the space for, and take about a year to get settled.