This year, as part of my great garden project, I am going to try to grow strawberries. I am starting with two plants as I thought that this would be more foolproof than growing from seed. Plus I already have a long list of plants to grow from seed!
After much deliberation I chose the variety called Cambridge Favourite. This is quite a well known variety and is a reliable type that produces lots of medium sized fruit. It is also suited for jam making and freezing! It is fast growing and hardy so very good for a beginner like me.
All planted up in their pots! I made a bit of a mess with the compost though! Luckily the compost that suits the strawberries will also suit the blueberry plant that is on the way.
I am also going to try to grow some alpine strawberries from seed. Not sure how that will work out! These are very dainty plants with tiny fruit.
Gardening is much more exciting than I ever expected! I am so glad that the evenings are staying lighter for longer so I can get out into the garden after work.
What are you planning for your garden this year?