Berry good!

The strawberry wicking buckets got their second wind and flowered again and I’m getting lots more strawberries :

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The blackberries have started to ripen, too :

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In a word: yum!

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8 Responses to “Berry good!”

  1. kayepea Says:

    I concur wholeheartedly with your one word concluson! Any news on your waterlogged Sugar Glider yet?

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    • foodnstuff Says:

      No, no news. I presume she’s OK. Don’t know how long she’ll keep her. I dropped off a ringtail several weeks ago and still haven’t heard about that either.

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  2. narf77 Says:

    We must be at least making a dent in our ratty population as we have had a few strawberries as well. They just keep flowering and fruiting in the water wicked dinghy. To think, if I hadn’t found your blog, I wouldn’t have known about wicked water beds and my strawberries would have dried up and blown away this year. Enjoy your fruit, it looks magnificent and I know how many other creatures have tried to eat it first 😉

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    • foodnstuff Says:

      I’m sure you would have found out eventually; you read copious volumes of food-growing stuff. Your Pinterest page is mind-boggling for what you’ve shared on it 😉

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      • narf77 Says:

        I am a magpie. If it shines, I collect it ;). I doubt it. I had never heard of water wicked garden beds prior to seeing your page. I then went hunting for information and found John Ashworth’s page about water wicked garden beds (an excellent resource). If I could, I would amass a small mountain of large waterproof containers and put the whole of Sanctuary to water wicked garden beds. My strawberries have used all of 20 litres of water this summer in total. Because the bed is big, it seems to lose less water to evaporation and the strawberries just keep on keeping on and are as happy as little Larry’s. Water wicked beds and containers is the very best way to conserve water. I am keeping my eye out for fridges and freezers now as it appears we are going to have water restrictions soon. We have only got 1/4 of a dams worth of water for the top end of the state and no-one is saying “stop washing your boats and cars, stop watering your lawn, stop filling up your pool” etc. in fact our state government is saying “nothing to see here, move along”… as if there wasn’t a problem. I guess when it all runs to a screaming halt they are going to have to realise that water is a LOT more important than their iPads eh? 😉

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  3. Chris Says:

    Looks terrific! Nice to be rewarded for the effort, and “yum” covers it. 😉

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  4. kmfinigan Says:

    Your strawbs look delicious, I grow a good crop of them each year at my place too! I use a half cut wine barrel instead of a wicking bed or planting them straight into the ground. It provides an easy space for the berry to hang over, and I can quickly net them if the birds get a bit enthusiastic… http://bit.ly/1o73F9a

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    • foodnstuff Says:

      ‘Hanging over’ is a good way to go. They aren’t touching the ground and you can see when they ripen. I like my wicking buckets because I can easily pick them up and move them with the handles. And they’re easier to net, too.

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