Strawberry Season in My Community Garden Plot

21Apr11
My strawberries

My harvest every three days

My Strawberry patch
My strawberry patch

After two years on the waiting list, I finally received a plot at the Anthill Village Community Garden near the University of California, Irvine campus.  When I chose the plot in February of this year, it was a weedy mess with a few things to salvage including a dismal-looking strawberry patch in one corner.  I was hoping I could somehow get the strawberries to produce fruit that did not get eaten by bugs and critters but never did I imagine that my strawberries would do so well.  I am harvesting a basket every few days from a patch no bigger than 10′ by 3′.  In order to overcome the snails and rollie-pollies, I put small mesh nets over the berries and propped them up off the ground with wine corks.  Now I am just enjoying the fruits of my labor.

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