May 18, 2015
Well, one year ago today, I was reporting about a long awaited harvest 🙂
We are harvesting a lot more greens! Yay! We have enough to share with a few other families, which is the goal! We love having a taste of strawberries everyday but the kids wanted to go strawberry picking one more time at the U-pick farm up the street from us. We picked 15lbs of strawberries… And I was able to get some runners. I’m used to being seen as the crazy lady with all the kids but at this farm, they just think I’m off my rocker! 😉 They buy their starts every fall from the mountains so they do not have diseased strawberries. So when I asked if I could have their old plants or runners, they said ‘sure (crazy lady)’. Well, I added that last part but 😉I only got a few runners. It is not quiet late enough. But I went ahead and planted them in some aged woodchips, between our fig trees.They have gone through transplant shock, for sure. My husband thinks they’re gonners. I’ve seen plants come back though. We shall see. I may have to go get runners later in the season when they’re bigger. These are June-bearers. I already have everbearers. If these do well, I’ll have strawberries for about 1/3 of the year! Awesome. I am hoping to get some June-bearing raspberries to add to my everbearing raspberries to have the same harvesting siutation there as well.
We are having a lot of salads topped with strawberries these days 🙂
Check out what others are harvesting at Daphne’s Dandelions 🙂