Strawberry fields forever part 2

It’s not just Strawberries I’m rapidly getting too much of- but the other lovely berries in my hand will have to wait for their own post.

But the strawberries are multiplying rapidly.

This delightful specimen is a Gasana strawberry that was a gift from my boyfriend. It’s been blooming like crazy, and is poised to outperform my alpines at every turn.

I just love something that has function and form, and as an edible strawberry with delicate pink flowers I think the Gasana qualifies. It’s also super tasty.

The true dark horses are the old Quinault’s that are survivors from a previous bed. Despite almost no light underneath towering cardoons they’ve been flowering and fruiting quietly.

This however- is my mystery surprise.

I’ve been noticing a weed of some sort behind my thriving bagged native huckleberry for a while. It’s been too small and too close to the root system of a growing plant for me to pull it or identify it. I figured I’d better wait until the huckleberry was bigger and happier, and the mystery weed was bigger for me to identify, before attempting any sort of risky separation.

Of course it turned out to be a strawberry!

If I’d pulled it earlier it wouldn’t have been salvageable- I’d have had to kill it for the huckleberries sake.

But, life, uh life finds a way, and now I have yet another strawberry to add to my growing collection.

Of course when you consider that each strawberry in half a year will have multiple runners to pot… I might have a problem.


3 thoughts on “Strawberry fields forever part 2

  1. Oh, you got blueberries! I would not bother growing them because I am none too keen on them, but recently inherited three. I do not know what the cultivars are, but I do know that they never performed well. I must grow them anyway, now that they are here. They seem to be healthier since arriving here. I got a huckleberry also, but only because it was in the way at one of the vacant properties. I dug it and canned it for my home garden later.

    1. part shade- acidic soil, some blueberries are evergreen, other’s lose their leaves in winter. Treat them sort of like azalias or gardenias and they should be fine.

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