Earlier in the week, I’d noticed strawberries on the cusp of readiness. Phew! Thank goodness I saw before the blackbirds – who incidentally seem to be quieter than last year.
Maybe a net is being over-protective in view of this. Still, it would have broken my heart if I had missed out on the first strawberry of the season:It does seem incredible that any of my strawberries are ready this early in the month. I’m sure it was a coupe of weeks later in 2016. Perhaps the dry April prompted them into earlier action; or because of the dryness the bokashi liquid in the watering can gave them that extra impetus.
Anyway, time to grind some coffee and pop along to vote, see what’s on the Fuel for School stall and fiddle about with some corpora…. Mustn’t forget to put the butternut squash outside to harden off, now the ferocious winds have died down.