Monday, May 18, 2009

Our First (Sour) Strawberry

I'm awfully glad I didn't put this off another year.

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21 comments:

Kacie said...

You have a strawberry patch?! Awesome!

I saw a thing in a magazine that inspired me to try to make my own jelly or jam. I'm going to start with an apple jelly recipe since I just need to use juice and it seems easiest for a beginner.

It might flop. But, it might be really awesome and a way to save money and enjoy jam without lots of preservatives or additives.

Best wishes for a season full of fresh strawberries, pies, jams, and much more!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Such a sweet photo...she's grown up so much!

I always hesitated growing plants from seeds until this year. I'm starting with flowers and lettuce(because I don't grow veggies so well). It's looking good so far, but we'll see. I might give tomatoes a go next year...

An Adventurer in the World said...
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An Adventurer in the World said...

I would have put out the baby crabapple branch a neighbor rooted and offered 4 years ago.

At the time I thought "It will take forever for that tree to look like anything, and besides, we won't be in this house in 3 years".

HA! the Neighbor has moved, I'm still here, and the young crabapple trees in her back yard are loaded with blooms and taller than me now!

deb meyers

Workin' MAMA! said...

CONGRATS on that strawberry, MEREDITH!

Your babygirl is getting some great outdoor gardening experience -

Now that we've gotten some good warm weather, putting the lawn furniture out is FUN! Trying to get motivated for 'the' yard sale!

Latrice

Brenda said...

I'm surprised that you are just now getting your first berry. I live farther north and we have berries for awhile now. I spent the better part of last week with my grnadchildren near Nashville. The youngest is two, and she loved checking the berries each day to see if any berries were "quite ready". On friday, she and Grandpa picked enough for all seven of us to have berries for desert that evening!

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Are yours established plants? Mine are newly planted, and from what I've read, won't produce that many berries until next year.

Shannon@Idylwild said...

My goodness Elise is growing fast! We just have one strawberry plant and it's only produced two berries so far:(

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Brenda said...

My daughter's raised beds were planted last year, as were mine. I am not getting many berries, just some to eat each day.

Tammy said...

Congrats on the strawberry! We have a small strawberry patch,this is our second year for it. I'm anxious to see how it turns out,the boys ran over it with the lawn mower last season and I thought for there would be nothing there this season but to our surprise there were a few,so we shall see how it goes.

God Bless,
Tammy

TJ said...

My strawberries were a bust both times I've tried. Each time a bird or a rodent got to the berry before I did. It's a shame too because I don't like store-bought strawberries.

We will have blackberries though, I'm hoping that I get to them before the wildlife!

Amy said...

That picture is darling!!

Leila said...

My husband put off getting bees for a long time, but he finally did it last year.

He really loves keeping bees!

And I think that it will be frugal, because the honey will be a savings for us...

Christine said...

What a Beautiful Girl!!!

I want you to know that I just, today, bought some strawberry plants for my garden after reading this post this morning! I was going to wait until next year actually but needed something else at the farm market and they caught my eye and I thought "Why wait!"

hsgbdmama said...

Gardening and canning/preserving fruits and veggies. {insert bag over head here}

Enjoy those strawberries!! :-)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

We have three new blueberry bushes to plant, and should have done it much sooner. Jackie

The Bloom Girls said...

Your daughter is darling!
Hasn't the weather here been fabulous. I've worked outside for days and wish it would stay like this forever. Perfect weather for gardening!!!!

A little sugar would sweeten that strawberry right up...it's already sweeter because it came from your own garden.

Have a wonderful week!
Nola @ The Bloom Girls

Jordana said...

Are these from the plants I gave you, or did you get some more? Most of ours have been pretty sweet.

Ms. Booty Homemaker said...

I dearly wish I'd put in blueberries last year. But we're in a rental home, so I hem and haw sometimes on investing. BUT: it's all about Be Here Now. And so....

Hopewell said...

Her dress goes perfectly with the strawberry!

Sandy said...

paul just brought our first one in too - not always the tastiest!

our strawberries are GOING WILD!

wish we could share a pie together!