Friday, February 11, 2011

Hanging On By a Thread

My poor Alpine strawberries are barely clinging to life. Their chances of survival until spring are dismal. Not to be denied, I have ordered new plants to replace them. They are a weeder's reward I am not giving up! This time I promise to plant them in a nice spot in the garden, and not in a strawberry pot like I did this year.
I love the idea of a strawberry pot. They look so pretty in the magazines. They even look inviting in the store, just sitting there empty. They may be fine for some people, but not for me. I've never mastered watering when they are outside in the sun, and when I brought this one inside, disaster! With the below zero weather we have been getting , our heated house is a dry as the Sahara. Alpine strawberries can't survive that!
I've had my strawberry pots for decades. Perhaps I should get rid of them. When I plant in them they are always a source of aggravation, but they look so darn pretty . Maybe this year ...? I guess like Scarlett O'Hara, I'll think about that tomorrow. I still have many weeks of watering this pathetic specimen ahead of me.


Donna said...

I love my strawberries in the mom threw them behind the garage and they loved the S facing isolated spot in which to grow...I put them in an area that has raspberries and blueberries and they love to move all over...but I don't mind sharing them with the wildlife...I net a bit of them and leave the rest for the critters...

Sunita Mohan said...

Oh, the poor thing! My strawberry plant looks like that in summer :P