It’s almost strawberry time, my friends.
Strawberry time is a good time indeed.
Last year we yielded 18 pounds of strawberries in just a few weeks. It was pretty amazing to come home from work and pick anywhere between a handful of strawberries to a stellar four pounds. It became a daily ritual.
What happened to all those strawberries, you might ask?
We ate them.
I think I managed to freeze a couple bagfuls and made freezer jam out of them later. But for the most part, we just ate them and enjoyed every minute.
I think we can have even higher yields this year. We had a substantial amount of fruit rot last year, partially due to the really wet conditions and partially due to crowding, so I thinned out a strip down the middle of our patch, hoping that it will lead to better air and light circulation. I replanted the plants that I pulled up in the holes in the blocks, and they are growing and flowering just fine.
It’s almost time!