Thursday 17 May 2012

Bedding the Strawberries

It's time to pamper your strawberries.

Strawberries bedded down
There's a reason they are called straw-berries.  I have used mulch mats in the past but since locating the nearest animal feeds supplier I have been using straw.  It's so much more - fun!  Benefits: Suppresses weeds, warms the soil, retains moisture(!),  reflects sunlight, discourages slugs, lifts the fruiting stalks off the ground...  You know it makes sense.

Strawberries and Rhubarb

Hmm.. Maybe I got a bit carried away.


  1. A job we will soon need to get to grips with.

  2. I never saw this before. But I was thinking to use some oak chipping.

  3. That sure is a lot of pampering...we have never bothered with ours. They kind of just get left to their own devices.