Earlier in the year when we were busy planting out our vegetables in the new enlarged potager we decided to have a go at growing strawberries. Visions of pounds of luscious fruit to offer our visitors to the tearoom, rows of pots of home-made jam and tasty additions to our morning smoothies, sent us scurrying off to the garden centre to acquire our plants. 12 specimens were duly purchased and settled in their spot next to the new raspberry canes. We thought we might be overdoing it with this many plants but we were most enthusiastic and waited with eager anticipation of the treats to come.
Several months down the line and weeks of glorious summer sunshine later, the grand total of strawberries from our plants stood at 15 – strawberries that is and not pounds. Autumn has now arrived and the winter is looming but the strawberry plants have suddenly decided to begin producing. Every day sees new flowers appearing and plump little fruit bursting forth. And they are green, very green, almost as green as the pounds of green tomatoes we have managed to cultivate alongside them. Left long enough they will eventually ripen and turn a more suitable red, but perhaps not before next year……………….
I thought I’d photograph them for my contribution to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge’s theme this week, Treat ……….. if only……….
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