Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Small Successes and Smaller Failures

Hi folks,

Well, I pulled some parsnips for lunch on Sunday and they were ok really, a good size and no tough core.  I hope they are all like that but we'll find out as the weeks progress because I only want to take them up as required, from container to table in an hour would be great.

We have had a bit of a failure with our strawberries this year.  There are two plants in pots which we brought with us when we downsized 4 years ago and they have produced very little this year.  Someone said that plants cease to be productive after a few years and you should propagate them but up to now we have had no runners to propagate from!  Anyhow, I discovered yesterday that I have missed a couple of beauties but the slugs haven't....

I did find this one tucked away amongst the foliage  and enjoyed it sliced up on my cereal topped with a dollop of yogurt ;-)

Has anyone else had a problem with strawberries this year? Any tips much appreciated.
Thank you for popping in x


  1. I had problems with ants deciding to make a nest in the strawberry bags, but we did manage to get a few. Your parsnips look good :)

  2. http://paidinchickens.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/cheap-cheese-and-garden-fairy.html We're giving this ago for the coming year to see if we can keep the slugs off. We live in hope x

    1. What a brilliant idea! Hope it works for you. Surely the slugs won't climb as high as that and up rough (to their bellies) wood :-)

  3. Our greenhouse produce was eaten alive this year! garden produce faired better but that's all down to hubs !


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