Saturday, May 15, 2010

Strawberries & More Strawberries

Ever since I can remember, I have wanted a dedicated strawberry bed. Every house I've lived at, I've searched for the perfect place to put one knowing that they go crazy and invade every square inch of wherever you put them. They need to have borders and you have to be diligent about keeping their runners out of places you don't want them.

Until now, I've never had a place even at this house with all it's corner niches and my ample yard space. But The Marshmallow has been working on our side yard for a few weeks and he made me a fairly decent sized bed for the strawberries and I am so excited.

A good friend was thinning out her strawberry bed and told me I could come take some of hers and so today I showed up with trowel and gloves and went to work. I didn't think I was taking as many as I did but when I got home to plant them, I realized that it won't take long for these to overtake my bed but that's okay. I'd rather it be sooner than later that I have to start thinning. Then I'll have some to give away too!

3 backward glances:

Lesley said...

We have too much in common! It's crazy! I am in the middle of strawberries right now. I've been working on freezer jam all evening.

And we've cleared off a spot in our garden to plant strawberries next weekend. I'm a little bummed that it will take so long to get fruit from them but I know I'll be glad next summer.

Amy said...

I can't WAIT for next year's crop! That's funny about the strawberry jam you're making - I made so much this year it's totally coming out of my ears. But it's so good - that ton of sugar with the taste of strawberry. Mmmm! hope you're ready for those runners to get in every place! They spread so fast!

kelly said...

I love strawberries! I grow them around my fountain in back but the birds eat them all up before I get a chance to do anything with them.