Well the vegetable garden is planted and growing right along. My favorite little gardener helped me pick out the veggies we’re growing. While we were at it, she decided and informed me that she wanted to grow strawberries this year. OK….I’m not one to discourage something that’s fun and “veg”-ucational!
She picked 2 Chef Jeff Kids “Sherry Berry” plants and we decided we would grow them in pots. (I don’t have the space to grow them in the ground.) So on a cool Sunday afternoon at the end of May, she picked out her pots and planted her strawberries. She’s been watering and fertilizing as needed and is enjoying watching them grow.
I did let her know she may not get many berries this first year. My friend Roy at Flowerland tells me the first year for strawberries is primarily for establishing a good root system, even when they are in pots. The nice part is you can over-winter them in a cool part of the basement (or someplace else where they won’t freeze) and bring them back out the following summer. That definitely put a twinkle in my daughter’s eyes!
Well, I’m off to play in the dirt. Enjoy today’s sunshine!
Until next time…..