Perfect Produce

Perfect Produce

Ever since I can remember I’ve always wanted to grow my own Strawberries. A family friend used to have them – pretty much abandoned – in the backyard and every time we went there I’d dash to them to see if any were edible.
This year, we decided to try our own and the above picture is the beginnings of some beautiful shiny red strawberries. There’s less than I’d hoped but this is a learning curve and hopefully next time we can work out how to produce more!
One question I have though is, when do you know they’re ripe? I mean they look delicious but I’m not sure they’re ready to eat just yet.

All I’ve been imagining for the past few days is deliciously juicy strawberries in all of my food lol so lets hope the snails don’t devour them first ๐Ÿ™‚

5 responses to “Perfect Produce”

  1. I love strawberries! My grandfolks use to have a huge garden. They even had raspberries and strawberries.

    I know one day I would like to have a garden, but unfortunately we do not have enough room in our dinky yard for that.

    Well, one thing is, if they are ripe, they will definitely look like a strawberry, red , firm, and plump. If they are still lighter, they might not be ready. The best thing is to just try one that you think is ready.

  2. Strawberries are usually ripe when they are completely red, but not mushy. Mushy means that they are overripe. Hope that this helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love strawberries! I remember many days spent strawberry-picking during my childhood… I think I'll have to pester my mom to grow them, but I'm not sure if they can work in our climate/etc. Growing your own stuff is great, though!

    I have no idea when they're ripe; I thought you could just tell by colour. Or maybe when they get softer?

  4. Congrats on the new bath of berries, the one on the left looks scrumptious *licks lips*

    I'm not quite sure how to tell if a strawberry is ripe or not but I'd check it for hardness. a hard berry isn't ripe while a slightly puffy one is, you'll have to google a better answer ๐Ÿ˜‰

    *sniffles* I'm not a people no more? ๐Ÿ˜›

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