Berry Gloat

Berry Gloat

I don't post here much except to reply to the occasional question I can handle, but I just had to share. :) I have a large-ish raised bed (about 4' x 4') in the back yard, which was originally designed to house tomatoes, peppers, a few strawberries, carrots, lettuce, etc. Well, it is now entirely dedicated to strawberries, through a series of "too many strawberry runners" and "let's build another bed in an otherwise almost unusable part of the yard" events. Last year, we got very, very few berries. Damp spring saw a heavy botrytis blight, and then I got hit with strawberry weevils. Ew. So last fall, I dug up every single plant in the ENTIRE bed. I peeled out all the weevil grubs I could find, raked the soil for the last of them, threw out all the damaged and dying plants, trimmed the live ones, and replanted all the bitty baby starts. The plants *loved* it. They're huge. They're thriving. I use no chemicals, didn't even slug bait this year. My mother in law pouted and declared that she's doing something wrong, and declared my berries really good and sweet. In one picking, I got six pounds... Yummy! They are now happily residing as fresh homemade jam and strawberry shortcake. Next harvest (coming up soon!) will be strawberry pie and more shortcake. Total strawberry heaven.
New ^_^

New ^_^

i like it in here

i like it in here

Early Gerbera Blooms

Early Gerbera Blooms

*new girl who used to be here and left and came back*

*new girl who used to be here and left and came back*

micro herbs

micro herbs

New apartment.

New apartment.