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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    Durgan, I really want to grow strawberries, but don't really know where to start. I figured you might be able to help me. I live in central Mississippi - think long, hot, humid summers! I have some raised beds that I think would be perfect. WHEN do I plant? HOW do I plant? Any idea which...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    26 September 2011 Strrawberry Patch preparation for overwintering. 26 September 2011 Strawberry patch Preparing strawberry patch for Winter. Rows were made between the matt of strawberries, weeds removed, compost placed in the cleared row and mulch applied. There is a combination of ever...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    23 June 2011 Strawberry Patch. Fourth Picking. 5 Pounds. 23 June 2011 Strawberry Patch. Fourth Picking. 5 Pounds. This is probably the last picking from the strawberry patch of 8 by 12 feet for the 2011 year. This little patch yielded about 20 pounds of quality berries from 13 to 23 of June.
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    20 June 2011 Strawberry third Picking 20 June 2011 Strawberry third Picking This is the third strawberry picking from the small, 8 feet by 12 foot, patch. Total weight today was 4 pounds. The simple fiber glass screen netting is keeping the birds at bay. The screening is also relatively easy to...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    13 June 2011 Strawberry Patch 13 June 2011 Strawberry Patch The first strawberries were picked about 4.5 pounds from an area of 8 by 12 feet. There are two types intermixed, ever bearing and June bearing. A screen is thrown over the area to protect the berries from bird damage. Usually Robins...
  6. Kitchen Basics
    Some of the lids did not seal. I did a 2nd hot water bath for an extra half hour, and I still have two not sealed jars. Are these ok, or should I try a 3rd water bath? I'd really rather not store all the jars in the fridge for the next 2 years.
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    9 April 2011 Strawberryh Patch. Wood mulch removed.. 9 April 2011 Strawberry Patch. Wood mulch removed The winter wood mulch was removed from the Strawberry patch. The mulch will be added when the plants are in full growth to give a clean surface to protect the berries from dirt, and to reduce...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    Now I just need the dirt and compost. We are replacing an old bed that the weeds got ahead of us and making it a raised bed. I do need to figure out an irrigation system and the problems will be solved. the beds are 4x8 and border the drive and the neighbors lawn We have some heavy black...
  9. Question and Answer
    Just out in the garden and notice alot of runners from my Strawberry plants,very green.If I cut these off and pot them in the GH will they root? The reason for asking is I read that they should stay attached to the mother plant until they root.Anyone know?
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    Last year I put in a patch of strwberry plants(zone5).Now that the snow has melted ,I can see the plants.Some of the leaves look dead others green.When Spring does finally come and things warm and dry up is there anything I should do to them.Do I need to take off the dead leaves or will the new...
  11. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    There is a recipe for Strawberry Lemon Marmalade in the Ball Blue Book (and it's all over the internet). My question is, the recipe calls for boiling the lemon peel for 5 minutes. I was hoping to use fine zest instead of pieces of peel. Do you think that would work and do I still need to boil...
  12. Kitchen Basics
    I have 4 large 4 qt containers full of strawberries! i already made jam I am looking for some easy strawberry recipie's to make with all of these! thanks =)
  13. Healthy Cooking
    A friend of mine posted this recipe on his Twitter and like a good friend, I hounded him for the recipe. Since it's healthier than you can possibly imagine, I thought I would post it here for others to try. I'll be making it this weekend (I have to go shopping tomorrow anyways.) Prep Time: 2...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    Well in my wanderings on craigslist a few days ago, I came across a post that a lady not to far from me, was wanting to thin out her strawberry bed and was looking to either sell or do a swap / barter deal. I emailed her. I have no idea what the value of the plants are. I think I have some...
  15. Question and Answer
    Its that time of year in NC, and today I got 8 quarts. I was going to just make them into Jelly and maybe a batch or two of freezer jam when it occured to me that my friends here may have some better suggestions. How do you preserver Strawberries. I was thinking about canning a strawberry pie...
  16. Misc. desserts
    Splenda Strawberry Blueberry Delight Recipe DescriptionCan also garnish with cool whip and fresh berries...blueberrys and raspberries work really well Preparation Steps: Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:1 day with freeze time Ingredients:2 cups...
  17. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    for the first time. I'm kinda excited about it, I hope it turns out okay. The recipe on the pectin box said to use 4 cups of mashed fruit but all the recipes I saw online said use 2 cups mashed fruit. I used 4 cups. They're sitting for 24 hours on the kitchen counter right now.
  18. Kitchen Basics
    I just made 4 cups of strawberry syrup. It turned out great. I sliced up 3 pounds of strawberries for the dehydrater, i cut them in the food proscessor, all the small pc's and juice i put in a pan with 2 cups of water 1/2 cup of corn syrup and cooked it for around 30 minutes. making sure it...
  19. Stockpiling
    Gosh i just bought 5 large pint containers of strawberries for .49 cents each. They are huge ones to.
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