It's labelled 'Mostly Strawberry Jam' because there's a few other berries from the garden thrown in, but it's 95% strawberry. Next on the jam plan is ...
Feijoas. Feijoa jam makes for some delicious jam tarts, even my husband (who doesn't like feijoas) will devour feijoa tam tart served with ice-cream (I have mine with unsweetened yoghurt). Yum, winter fare.
Next year we're hoping for another bumper crop of strawberries, we'll need it because Ruby loves eating them so if we've any hope of getting any into jam we'll need a big crop. Our strawberry plants have been busily sending out runners and now our back garden is covered in strawberry plants. The photo below is of half the back garden in September last year, the day I planted these runners from the previous season. They'd been left far too long and weren't looking overly healthy by the time I planted them but I just knew they'd come away.
The photo below is taken today, all of these plants were free - either runners from this year or runners I potted up from last year. The left side of the garden is what you see in the photo above. Some of them aren't looking too healthy but they'll be ok come September.
If you're a berry farmer and are shocked at how closely planted they are, the fact they're not in mounds in rows, or any other strawberry growing faux pas I've committed then don't bother letting me know ... this is how we roll at the Ellis Palace. ;-)