Texas Gardening forum: Strawberries

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Dec 4, 2012 8:40 PM CST
Strawberries....in December! I tried something new early in the year and planted strawberries in a half whisky barrel. It turned out so well! Still going (so far)!
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Dec 5, 2012 7:39 AM CST
Those look delicious Linda!!! Smiling
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Dec 5, 2012 9:53 AM CST
They ARE delicious! The strawberries in the store can't even compare to the taste of those who grow yourself. Too bad they're not real easy to grow here. Can't put them in the ground at all. And of course, there's the things that want to eat the fruit before I can get to them. Rolling my eyes.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Dec 5, 2012 10:14 PM CST

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Fantastic!

Sedona
Feb 9, 2013 11:27 AM CST
May I ask what kind you grew in the barrel?
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 9, 2013 12:27 PM CST
The labels say it is Seascape Strawberries!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Feb 10, 2013 8:25 PM CST
I think I will try the this year. I am looking forward to tasting something that good.
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FarmerJohn
Feb 27, 2013 12:58 PM CST
I'm with you on the taste. We have never been able to find any store bought strawberries that compare to ones we grow. Most of the time they aren't very big in size but the flavor is ginormous.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 27, 2013 1:48 PM CST
Oh how I would love to have some of your strawberries, grocery store bought are hardly worth eating these days. Sad
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 27, 2013 2:27 PM CST

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Those look so good and sweet! Welcome to Texas Gardening from an Austin neighbor!

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