June 19, 2014

sunshine and strawberries






We've had lots of sunshine this past week. Combined with plenty of watering, the strawberry plants are finally bearing fruit. 

I'm sure growing your own in this instance is much more expensive than buying from a shop, but it is so satisfying to be able to walk out into the garden and pick dessert from a pot on the patio!

We planted out the tomato plants a couple of weekends ago and they are growing at quite a rate. I think I saw the first signs of tiny flowers this morning, so it shouldn't be too much longer until we have lots of lovely little tomatoes to feast on too. 

Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.  

14 comments:

  1. I'm not sure growing your own actually saves me money, but I really enjoy it so it's worth it from that perspective. And there's nothing quite like fresh fruit from your own garden is there?

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  2. I love how you dropped in a photo of the glorious blue sky Charmaine. Our tomato plants have gone bonkers here this past week - the sunshine really is bringing out he best in the garden that's for sure.
    I've never grown strawberries - which is odd as it's one of the things I most recall about my parents garden as a child, that tiptoeing through the plants hunting for red gems!
    Be sure to enjoy them - and thanks for sharing again xxc

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  3. I agree with you about the money saving, unless you have a really big plot and are good at raising things from seed, I think that it can be expensive, although once you have the pots and beds and so on set up that costs reduces year on year. However, the enjoyment and satisfaction factors are so high, I think that they can outweigh the costs, how wonderful is it to be able to go into your own garden and pick a bowl of strawberries! That is priceless! xx

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  4. Beautiful shots, telling their own story. We've started harvesting a few strawberries, too, which has been lovely and rather satisfying :)

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  5. yum! look at those berries!!! so good. we are still waiting for ours....

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  6. Least the strawberry plants will go on for years. You won't need to buy another plant if you look after them. Love growing our own and the costs do diminish over the years. We're growing toms outside for the first time in a long time. They seem to be thriving. Fingers crossed. #HDYGG

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  7. Yes I was going to say what Cheryl said. I bought strawberry plants from aldi last summer and they are back again this year, better than ever by the looks of it!

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  8. they taste so good straight from the garden, don't they? We are having a good crop this year after having to share them with a visiting blackbird last year.

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  9. We started with our strawberries and the leaves are small. I cant wait till its like your plants. We probably need to wait for years =P #hdygg

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  10. Home grown tomatoes are the best. Love your pictures and your strawberries look very nice indeed.

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  11. Oh yum ... those strawberries look gorgeous ... we planted a little later here and our weather is playing catch up so we will have to wait a little longer for some garden bounty ... Bee xx

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  12. I love your row of tomatoes. they look so happy! :)

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  13. Your garden is looking so lush and bountiful. I'm a little jealous of your strawberries, mine are still green. I forget that everything takes longer to ripen in my northern, north facing garden. x

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  14. Beautiful photography!!
    I hope you're having a great week,
    Tammy

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