Saturday, 5 April 2014
Other plants that do well in companion planting with strawberries are spinach, lettuce, sage, borage, onions, peas, beans and marigolds. I have a plan to sow a row of lettuce one side of the strawberries and sow spinach or peas on the other side. I covered the area with the eglu mesh to prevent it being dug over by animals.
Shortly after digging over the plot yesterday, I noticed the surrounding paving was covered in earth and stones. I blamed the resident fox or the neighbour's cat Minky but was informed by my husband that a flock of birds (sparrows?) were going crazy in and out and under the mesh and making a whole lot of noise as they did so. I suspect that they were looking for worms or such like as there aren't any fruits on the strawberries as yet!
So, one job down and many more to go as I work my way around the garden bringing it back to its former glory.