I am used to potato plants popping up all over the garden, after I’ve had the compost bin over a particular spot. I’ve also acquired unexpected potatoes from putting kitchen waste in trenches. However, I didn’t expect strawberries to do the same!
Last autumn, I decided the strawberry plants had had their day and needed to be replaced by something which was altogether more productive (Jerusalem artichokes and broad beans). The compost bin was full and so I put the plants in a trench, fully expecting them to rot down over the winter.
Well, it seems that they aren’t ready to do that….
I’ve been looking at these leaves for a few days now, wondering what they might be. Then last night it dawned on me: they are strawberries, growing where I have sown radishes and lettuce. Never mind, as with so many things in my garden, let’s see what the unexpected brings!
© Helen Butt, May 2014