Strawberry Strategies30th May 2013 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
In an attempt to keep slugs and snails at bay I have given up planting strawberries in the ground. I have two large vintage hanging baskets that I have planted with some, although the baskets are so heavy I’m putting them on top of things rather than actually hanging them up. The other plants are in wooden barrels with copper tape protection so that any molluscs that attempt the climb will get a nasty shock. Come fruiting time I will need to add some netting to keep the birds from helping themselves and with any luck we might just have a decent crop.