Strawberry Season

Well, they say now is strawberry season.
Here is how it's going for me.

 

One ripe strawberry.

I bought a strawberry plant from Lowes back in the spring and planted it in a big pot in hopes to have some strawberries by Summer.

Nope.

I have been watching it grow beautifully into a mature strawberry plant full of white flowers ready to give fruit. At times I could grab handfuls of tiny white berries waiting to ripen. 

 

I finally saw a ripe strawberry ready to pick. But it was short lived. As soon as I took some bragging pictures, it was gone.

I walked into the house to send my sister a picture of my lovely little strawberry.
As I was typing, I looked out the window to get another glimpse of my gardening trophy. But instead, I saw a squirrel holding it in both hands enjoying a sweet strawberry treat.
I left him alone. One strawberry is hardly enough to make a pie.  

So tell me, how do you keep the rascals from eating your plants? They did the same thing with my tomatoes!

I give up on farming.
I think I'll stick to making coffee.

7 comments

  1. We have no squirrels here, but the birds are very partial to strawberries. And mulberries. And beheading my tulips...

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  2. It does make you wonder how the big farms do it. Much easier (and many ways cheaper) just to get some at the grocer

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  3. I have a problem with squirrels ripping up my flowers and digging to bury peanut shells. I get so mad because they make such a mess and my flowers are left scattered all over the yard!! :(

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  4. Yes, that is a problem. Squirrels haven't gotten into my garden, just the bird feeders. We do have rabbits though.

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  5. My solution was feeding the neighbor's cat. It also worked on gopher problem.

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  6. i gave up on gardening years ago. between the rabbits and the deer it was impossible to handle. at least you got a picture of your dear sweet strawberry. blinked into permanence.

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  7. YOur gardening is like mine. LOL
    Love from HOT Florida....

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