Imagine a bowl. Now fill it with gleaming, just-picked strawberries, perhaps just a little warm from the touch of the sun. Pick up the jug of cream that’s magically appeared alongside and tip a little over the top. Then take your spoon, scoop up a luscious mouthful of sweet red berry, and relish every vibrant tang, every sugary sparkle, every drip of juicy flavour.
There, that’s perked up your gloomy January day, hasn’t it? It seems a long time till the first strawberry from where I’m standing right now, but this year I’m going to bring that longed-for moment forward by several weeks by forcing a few strawberry plants in the greenhouse. Find out how on Greenery now.