One more post from my kitchen garden:
If you have lots and lots of strawberry plants, this tip might not be for you. But if you like me have some, and you really want to enjoy these wonderful red berries, this idea might come in handy!
Today I found that a lot of the green strawberries were laying on the ground, which certainly not is good, both because of the snails and because the berries have a tendency to decay fast if there comes just a little rain.
Last year I had the same problem and tried to put straw beneath the berries. I have seen that done with professional growers. But it didn’t work out well.
I also tried to put small branches under the plants, to support the plants and the berries. That didn’t work well either, and it was rather troublesome anyway.
Now I think I have found a great way to support the plants: I took some of the many plastick herb pots, you know the ones you always get new plants in, and cut the bottom away.
It’s easily done, and you can make the pot as high or low as you want. Then I stuffed the plants with the green berries throug the pot, and it seems to work really well!
After having done that, I only had to cover the strawberry plants with net because of the busy blackbirds.