Worth the wait...

by Heidi Egerman August. 18, 2019 142 views

The strawberries have been slow to produce this year. They are among my top three favorite crops, if not my favorite. And I savor and hoard them more than the others, including the raspberries and blackberries. I started seven new rows of bare root strawberries this year and they should be producing as soon as the weather cools from our 95-degree temperatures. In the meantime, my five existing rows are finally producing nicely. I am sure that I will be ready to share some with others in a few weeks.

I am having better luck with my new macro lens these days if I limit my shots to the controlled environment of in the photo cube. I feel a future series of garden portraits coming on in the next few weeks/month as the major harvest starts to overtake my kitchen.

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Russell Smith 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Beautiful looking and one advantage to them being slower producing is you can enjoy them later in the year.

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Camellia Staab 2 months ago

Just my type of shots. Love the vivid colors with the black background. They really look delicious.

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months ago

Thanks, Camille. 
I used to shoot in my cube a lot. Mostly in the winter. I think I will take advantage of the controlled environment until I get used to this lens.

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Bethany Plonski 2 months ago

These look so delicious. I've never grown strawberries, and haven't heard of bare root strawberries either. Will have to look them up!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 months ago

Thanks, Bethany.
A company called Stark Bros. here in the states sells them and they are quite reasonable. They come as a big wad of roots and a few green leaves and need to be planted right away. I bet you can find them where you live or order online. They are usually at their best the second and third year once the plants are established. Best strawberries ever. smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Heidi Egerman 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Very cool! Thank you so much for sharing the info. I've always worried about growing berries because I hear they are hard to protect from pests, but they are so interesting and delicious I may have to try anyway!

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