Sunday, June 15, 2008

I've been working on finishing planting my garden this week.  I've been moving my strawberry patch in a final attempt to get them to actually produce berries we can eat.  My four year old daughter and three year old son have been helping me and surprisingly, they are doing a great job!  They keep asking me if we are rescuing the strawberry plants so they will make some strawberries we can eat.  They produce a ton of miniature berries.  I've tried everything to get larger berries.  They are June bearing and I live in Utah where the soil here is very clay like.  So, we have moved them to more sandy soil and tilled in some organic stuff.  I also put some Epsom salt on them.  Every garden in Clinton Utah needs Epsom salt.  My garden does not do well without it.  Anyway, anyone have any suggestions on getting larger strawberries?

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Have a great father's day and thanks for the comments!

29 comments:

Maria said...

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Church said...

Thanks for all your hard work on templates, etc. If you want larger strawberries, do what I do...buy them at the store. tee hee. I can't grow strawberries (anything really) to save my life. Not even in a pot on the deck. I'm impressed you get a ton of miniature ones!

Anonymous said...

I love your templates, they are so much fun to work with. Thank you very much!

Myxi said...

Thanks so much for the great template. I wish I had an answer for ya on the strawberries. Perhaps you can contact your county extension office to get some insight from them. They'll know the exact way to grow 'em there. :)

Jayne said...

Thanks so much!

Charmaine said...

Thank you, love your templates!

Nic said...

Thanks for a great template.

Sharon Kay said...

I don't know HOW you do it...but your templates are always top rate! Thank you!

I have a very BROWN thumb...alas nothing grows for me...so I can't help.

Sharon Kay said...

FYI the template shows it is 240...but you named them 230 (which is a different style template we already have)....just an FYI so no one writes over the 230!

Shannon said...

Wow Andrea - another great template - thanks! I never could get my strawberries to produce anything other than mini berries and only a few of them. This year I planted watermelon instead! Pity too - I love strawberries!

kate said...

thanx for another great template!

nancyrwa said...

Thank you for another wonderful template!

Anonymous said...

I *love* your multi-photo rectangle layouts. Thank you SO much from someone who has no design sense whatsoever. ;)

keepscrappin said...

Thanks for the templates!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the template Andrea. I don't know how to grow large berries in Utah. Where I live in Texas the weather makes it easy to grow them, but I don't know anything about climates that get colder.

Cuchy said...

Thanks for the wonderful template!!!

michelle said...

I've never heard the epsom salt tip for growing a garden here. I'll have to try that. I think that the soil mixture you have now will help your berry production the most. I hope. :)

This is a really neat template! Thank you soooo much!!

Caroline said...

Thank you for the freebie template, another goodie :)

Trisha said...

Thank you for the wonderful template Andrea! Good luck with the garden :-)

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing your latest template. Good luck with your strawberrries. I wish I had some advice, but I've never had any luck growing them.

Suzette said...

Thank you for the wonderful template Andrea.

Carole N. said...

I have never grown strawberries, Andrea, but my dad taught me years ago to put a tablespoon of epsom salts in the hole and then the matches torn out of a book of matches in the hole when planting tomatoes.
It works every time here in Kansas.

Thank you for another wonderful template. Yours are so unique and not like all those you find elsewhere.

Hugs!

Anonymous said...

TY so much

LVMommy22 said...

i bought two strawberry plants this year and both had berries when i got them, but that was it. i haven't even seen a flower since then. i was hoping someone had left good advice. :( i did plant potatoes, though and i pulled up a plant i though had died and there were two new potatoes growing! i was pretty excited, as i've never grown potatoes before, lol!
:) M

themagickbox said...

i love this layout. i used it to make a wallpaper for my friend, that i had promised her for a week. :)

if you want to see it, i've got it here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/themagickbox/2584116826/

Julie P. aka babyofmine said...

awesome template! :)

Anonymous said...

Such a great template! Thanks for sharing! ~Michele - Las Vegas, NV

Mimi said...

For bigger strawberries:
good draining soil, full sun, don't allow runners to grow until after they are finished fruiting. One of my favorite fertilizers is using "used" coffee grounds (an added benefit is that they are supposed to be a slug deterrent).

Silvina said...

Hermoso templete!!! Gracias por compartir diseños tan bonitos!!!

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