This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, May 15, 2009

alpine strawberry

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I dug up my 5 year old alpine strawberry plant and split it into 5 plants. I now have a whole row! They make sweet tiny strawberries all season. The first berries are forming now.

alpine strawberries (Fraises des bois)


Blogger Mrs. Finch said...

How do you split them? I thought you had to wait for runners, but if you can split them, that's great! I had no idea!

May 16, 2009 10:08 AM

Blogger Marcela said...

Hi, I am new to gardening and very much enjoying your blog. I live in California and only have a small balcony, however, it is full of pots. I was wondering, how did you split the strawberry plant? Mine is growing quite large. Thanks!

May 16, 2009 2:42 PM

Anonymous Dawnie (CT) said...

Your strawberries look awesome Kathy!

May 16, 2009 3:43 PM

Blogger Chiot's Run said...

I have these growing like weeds in my "lawn". Not much of lawn left now that the strawberries invaded, not that I mind. The dog eats them up though whenver she's outside, I rarely get any to eat.

May 17, 2009 11:22 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Alpine strawberries do not get runners and can be split by digging up the plant and breaking it up after it has grown for a few years. After digging it up and maybe shaking the dirt off a bit, it will naturally fall apart into pieces, each of which is a different plant that can be planted separately.

Alpine strawberries (Fraises des bois or 'strawberries of the wood') are quite different from big strawberries. The berries are tiny and produced all summer. It is care free and fantastic!

May 17, 2009 10:41 PM

Blogger kathy said...

ps. I'd LOVE to have these in my lawn. How wonderful!

May 17, 2009 10:42 PM

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