The number of strawberries I picked at 7 o’clock this morning far exceeded my expectations! There were a few casualties – from the outside they looked ripe and tasty fruit but they were actually hollow shells – and I decided to pick one or two before they were fully ripe, but I still got a whole bowl of strawberries.
Still on the subject of strawberries, the plants are starting to put out runners now, so I’ve been putting them in pots to root, before I separate them from the parent plant. I am surprised that one of the new plants that came from a runner last year is already reproducing but that means I will have a few young plants to place in my fruit garden when I get that up and running (next year ideally).
Other news in brief is that the coriander is not only in flower but it looks like the seeds will be ready for picking soon:
The mangetout are still happily pumping out the pods:
And the trunk of the apple tree has stopped looking like a spindle and is thickening out: