Strawberry Yields...

Gardener:Somerset Sue

Date:23 Nov 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables

... not sure if you saw what I did there, but it took me ages to think of a title and then the Beatles inspired me!

On Sunday I got the remainder of last years frozen strawberries out of the freezer and made 8 jars of strawberry jam. I could afford to do that because I have already started freezing this years crop while also having enough to chop up in SH's fruit container for his work lunch each day.

To freeze them I simply chop them, put them in small zip lock bags and pop in the freezer. SH reckons the flavour in his lunch fruit after freezing is even better and more intense than when they are raw.

I have certainly found that if I pick each day they start coming thicker and faster. I have also found that, as long is there a hint of red, they will ripen on the kitchen windowsill in my little basket in a very short time - lessening the chance of insects or birds getting to them when they are left to ripen in the garden.

This years strawberries are all replanted offshoots of last years plants. While I'm getting a good crop return, I also think they are not as big as last year's fruit so I may be tempted to start afresh with some new plants next season.

In the meantime I'm happy with my Strawberry Yields... forever.

Strawberry Yields...