Thursday, July 07, 2016
There's a peculiar lack of strawberries this year. The plants were healthy in Spring, flowered and were well watered and fed with potash. There seemed to be a good amount of berries forming. It's possible that birds have taken them, though they haven't before, even small, or large two-legged mammals. Odd. Perhaps there was a greater proportion of older plants to newly generated ones, maybe rain and wind at a crucial time prevented pollination, like on the Cox's apple tree this year ... but gardener's aren't supposed to mention the disasters, just focus on the positives.