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Old 05-08-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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Look what I found in my backyard!

I knew we had wild strawberries growing, but I didn't know we had fruit. PeppA, my other half, spotted some growing, then I found some in another part of the yard. This one is about the size of a marble.


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Old 05-08-2007, 09:39 PM   #2
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Aren't you lucky to have found them? Keep looking. And, guess what, this gives you an excuse not to cut the grass.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:59 PM   #3
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Oh wow. I do love wild strawberries. Nothing quite like them.
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:29 AM   #4
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wild!

I came home w/ two store bought pints of strawberries and my sweetie said he'd already had some today. "Huh?" They came from our garden! Not wild, but we're so happy to have them doing so well in their second year. I wonder what the diff is btwn cultivated and wild in flavor?
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:46 AM   #5
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Nice!

now you should make some U clips with a bit of coathanger wire and peg down the runners they throw off a bit later, they`ll soon spread :)
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:58 AM   #6
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Nothing beats wild strawberries! Enjoy them!
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:30 AM   #7
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Aren't you lucky to have found them? Keep looking. And, guess what, this gives you an excuse not to cut the grass.
I can't mow the yard yet. The Lawn mower just will not start. I've replaced the spark plug and air filter. I'm probably going to have to take it to a small engine repair shop and have it worked on.

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Nice!

now you should make some U clips with a bit of coathanger wire and peg down the runners they throw off a bit later, they`ll soon spread :)
They've spread all over the back yard, and part of the side of the house as well.
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Whoooaaaa!! I am envious!! They are such treat, and to have them in your garden!! They are very "shy" and like to hide, and take a pair of good eagle eyes to spot them... we (mostly Cris) found a basketful while hiking around the mountain pathes in Trentino, ohhh makes me want to go back over there right now!!
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We have them also but ours never get big enough to eat before the squirrels and birds eat them.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:43 AM   #10
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Same here...I have some in the perennial bed, but the birds eat them. They get most of the wild blackberries, too.
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