Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fruits of my Labor

Can i just tell you, I am no green thumb.  I am quite possibly the worst gardener of all time.  I am no good at watering, i never prepare the soil the right way, and i never research the plants I am putting in.  Some things turn out no matter how bad you screw them up, and other things wither and die in a days time.  You may wonder why i even do it.  It just gets me every spring, i feel a need to plant.  Not so much of a need that I actually figure out how to do it.  I just plop some stuff in the ground that I dont want to have to run out to the grocery store for during the summer, and hope it takes.    Last year, i was so excited to plant strawberries, because everyone  in our house likes them, and eats them.  Those two little starter plants produced about 3 strawberries each and the ants ate them half gone before we could even pick them!  It was a dissapointment to say the least.  But those little plants are perenials, much to my suprise, and those little guys reproduced into more than a dozen strawberry plants.  It was taking up so much of our garden bed, i had to transplant them (which i was sure would kill them) and the just took to their new spot in the garden and started bearing fruit!  For the last week or so we have been able to go out every day and gather up a bowl full of fresh, juicy red strawberries.  It is definatly a must have in your garden and definitely worth the $6 paid for both the starter plants.  Just be patient during the first year, and make sure you have plenty of room to let those guys stretch their legs during the off season, and you will be pleasently suprised!


1 comment:

Lilian said...

They look very yummy!!