A Strawberry Story: The good. The bad. The nibbled.

Strawberry pot

My strawberries are really coming along. Squidge and I water them together and talk about how they’re growing and how they’ll soon turn red and juicy. Squidge is a bit of a strawberry-aholic. The girl will eat herself sick if I let her. I find this pretty funny as my mother will also eat herself sick on strawberries so I think she gets this from my Mom.

The other day we found one that was almost ready for picking. Oooh it was exciting thinking we would be nibbling on a strawberry we grew ourselves- nom nom!

Yesterday we went outside to check on our strawberries and we found this. NIBBLED and not by us!! We think the squirrels got to it. I’m a bit bummed out at this turn of events. BAH! I won’t let those Squirrels win *shaking my fist in the air*.

nibbled

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I’m also growing these bad boys and I’m keen on actually eating these. damn you SQUIRRELS!!

This afternoon after a quick internet search I’ll be going to the garden center to find some anti-squirrel devices.

Also THANK YOU so much for the love on my last post. I don’t know if I’m just hormonal but I got a tad bit weepy reading the comments. I’ve stuck to tracking everything I eat and that has been an eye opener. Snack and nibble hoooo boy do did I do that a lot. I’m hoping the key is just being aware what I put in my gob! I’m also trying to eat more protein and cut down on my carbs, not surprising I’m a big carb junkie! I will keep you all posted on how that goes. I’m also off to a local cemetery a bit later to take some photographs for this months Three Corners project.

Squidge’s strawberry addiction.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

6 Comments

  1. The Biff
    June 29, 2008 /

    Linda – More likely those darn slugs. A squirrel would have taken the lot. Go out on a damp evening and pick them up amd throw them over the fence onto the Met car park and let the car drivers squash them.

  2. June 29, 2008 /

    If the other commenter is right, then plant a companion plant to stop them.
    I’m impressed with them and the tomatoes, and LOL at the last photo!

  3. Lindy
    June 29, 2008 /

    I don’t think it’s slugs, I have copper tape around the bottom of it and that stops them dead! It gives them an electric shock when they touch it! I haven’t seen any evidence of slugs (slime). Also i did a search and apparently Squirrels KNOW when the fruit is nice and ripe. They eat the ripe and leave the others.

    Having said ALL THAT I will be on the look out for the slimy bastards!!

  4. maryann
    June 30, 2008 /

    Awww.. the strawberry sweater… I’m going to have to be on the look out for a bigger one. So cute… just bought some strawberries myself… cherries are my addiction this year, however! Another tip for staying on the exercise wagon…. “write it down”…. on a to do list or planner… that really helps me.. because I can’t escape it! Good luck!

    Maryann

  5. bubblewench
    June 30, 2008 /

    That strawberry outfit is STILL super cute! I hope you get those varmits and keep your berries and tomatos!

  6. maria
    July 2, 2008 /

    HATE squirrels!! Agressive little B**tards!! Hope you win the war!!