First strawberry!

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gregorach

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Sep 15, 2005
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I've just picked (and eaten, obviously!) the first ripe strawberry of the year from my allotment. It was nice. :) :D

Anybody else got 'em already? And I mean outdoors - polytunnels don't count! (Yes, I'm looking at you, Rob. ;))
 

featherstick

Forager
May 21, 2008
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South East
we have about 3 kg of this year's strawberries in the freezer already. We've had a glut - even little Leo is sick of them now.

(To freeze strawberries, freeze them in a single layer on a tray or lid, then once frozen transfer into a bag. That way you don't have a single coagulated strawberry lump.)
 

Rebel

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Jun 12, 2005
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I've been getting a few ripe ones for the past week or so, grown organically and outdoors. Unfortunately all the birds and insects are partial to them too.
 

durulz

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Jun 9, 2008
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Yup, we've had quite a few strawberries already (in south east as well!). The only slight bugbear is that they rippen in twos or threes - not enough for a serving! So they get eaten as they ripen rather than as a pudding. Damned nice though.
 

Jaysurfer

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Dec 18, 2008
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Somerset, UK
We have had strawberries for the last 3 weeks in our garden. Very nice, we keep a net over them tho to stop the birds.

They are great... nothing better than home grown food