How to grow lots of strawberries (even if you don't have lots of space)

Strawberries are very straightforward plants - if you treat them right, they'll do right by you. So, if you want to grow lots of delicious strawberries [and who doesn't want to grow lots of delicious strawberries], I've put together a few things to help you on your way. The video below is of my daughters, Alíona and Claudia, showing off one of strawberry beds. This small bed, about 3x5 foot, produced hundreds of berries each summer. Find out how HERE. Cheers - Andy 

Back in Ballyvaughan

Burren Natural Strawberry were back in Ballyvaughan this Saturday for the first Ballyvaughan Farmer's Market of the new season. As well as having a nice selection of this year's plants for sale, I
spent the morning weaving some willow. The result was a new basket in red willow and sugan which I have, with the help of Robbie Ball, christened the Burren Spider. The basket is roughly 15 inches in diametre and 12 inches and will gradually turn more red and brown. If anyone would like to get their hands on some Burren Berries, or indeed a one-of-a-kind willow basket or willow Celtic figure, come
up to St john's Hall in Ballyvaughan any Saturday between 10am and 2pm. Alternatively you could always email or call/text 086 3512763 for sale and delivery in the Clare/South Galway area. Now get planting! Andy  

Clare Garden Festival

Thanks to everyone who supported Burren Natural Strawberry Plants at last weekend's Clare Garden Festival in Ennis. We had a great day, meet lots of interesting people, saw some great plants and had our best ever day for sales of Burren Berries.
As a welcome to new strawberry growers, I will be blogging tips about starting a new strawberry patch in the coming weeks - starting with advice on where to locate your berries later this week. For those people new to Burren Natural Strawberry Plants, don't forget to like us on facebook or follow us twitter where you can get regular updates and growing tips.
To get your hands on some Burren Natural Strawberry Plants email or call/text 086 3512763. We will be back at the Ballyvaughan Farmers Market this Saturday and every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Not get planting! Andy 

Burren Natural Strawberry Plants at the Clare Garden Festival

Burren Natural Strawberry Plants will kick-start the strawberry planting season at the Clare Garden Festival in Ennis next Sunday, April 27. The festival, which takes place at the Ennis Showground from 11am to 6pm, was a great success last year with around 2,000 people turning out to hear the expert talks and see the best of local food, produce and, or course, strawberries. For more on the festival click HERE. Hope to see you there!
If you can't wait until the 27th, check out how you can get your hands on some Burren Natural Strawberry Plants HERE. Remember, strawberries are easy to grow, great to get kids interested in gardening and, of course, delicious!

Time to Plant

 With this rotten winter finally behind us (hopefully), the time is right to start thinking about getting the strawberry crop ready for summer.
 After wintering outdoors, the Burren Natural Strawberry Plants have come through the storms of January and February with flying colours, with some early bloomers already putting out flowers.
 Grown 100 per cent naturally, using no artificial fertilisers, pesticides or composts and potted into individual recycled containers, Burren Natural Strawberry Plants and June/July fruiting plants which produce large sweet berries which are suitable for growing outside, in hanging baskets, inside windows or window boxes and in green houses. They are east to grow and maintain and are an ideal started plant to get kids interested in growing.
 With only 500 plants available each year don't miss your chance to grow and enjoy your own delicious strawberries this summer. Click HERE for purchase information and price list.

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