Last year I had the idea that I was going to run cucumbers and beans out of hanging pots to vine around my deck rail. It so didn't work. The cucumbers were curled for some reason and the beans just weren't having any of it. We just can't have empty pots hanging around, now, can we? Seriously, though. So while the boy and I were picking up the potting soil to repot his blueberries we picked up a few strawberry transplants as well.
I have three hanging pots of strawberries hanging from hooks on the deck and another one that I haven't transplanted yet....when we got the transplant home we noticed it was infested with little red ants. I've left it in the original container in the front yard hoping that the ants will find a new home over the week. I'll try to fit them into their final pot this weekend.
I've heard that strawberries grown in pots are virtually tasteless, but I think it's more about just seeing them grow that will entertain the boy. Who knows, we may get lucky. That is if they survive the 28 degree lows over the next two nights. Shoot, we were in the 60's this weekend. This new cold snap is a cruel joke.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
2 years ago