Riverford Wicked Leeks

strawberries

Monday 10th May 2010

After ten solid days of wind and rain at the end of May, when the berries were rotting faster than ripening, it looked possible that we might lose our entire strawberry crop to botrytis, the plague of soft fruit. Everyone tells me I am mad to try and grow strawberries without the protection of polytunnels, fungicides or preferably both; indeed, twice in twenty years, I have abandoned them and sworn