On Growing Strawbabies - Evolved Mommy
Y’all remember that I went to the P. Allen Smith Gardening thing, right? One of the sponsors, Corona Tools, offered those of us who attended the opportunity to take part in a little friendly competition called “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
Being the least gardeny of the gardeners at the Garden2Blog event I’m really hoping to win on “Cute” points.
The rules are simple:
1. Creatively plant the three supplied strawberry plants
2. Pray/hope/believe that they will grow (unofficial rule, btw)
3. Blog about it
4. Prove that you can grow things in small places
5. Get the most comments on your blog post
Bonus points will be given for the most prolific plants and for any rhizomes. (rhi what’s?)
Details of the shenanigans can be found here. The other bloggers will have links to their posts in the comments. You may visit them, but you may not like their Strawberries more than you like mine.
Here’s the cute.
I googled “planting strawberries” and “growing strawberries” so as not to look like a fool. Honestly, I would’ve planted them upside down.
What I learned:
1. You need to soak the dried plants. Are these bulbs? I don’t know. My plants soaked for two days because I have horrible timing and the weather got really wacky (read: tornado-y).
2. Plant them. Since this contest is about small spaces I thought a container planting would be perfect. Since I’m no Master Gardener I decided my container should be cute, and since I love to do things cheap/free I thought surely there was something around the house already I could use. Look what I found!
Please tell me what you think because I care and because it will help me win this contest. kthx.
Also, I’m really curious to know about strawberry growing experiences from other people. I’ve never grown them before.