Our strawberry patch is producing nicely, this is my haul for today. When it gets in full swing I pick about 6-8 quarts a day all from a 20’X4′ raised garden bed that’s right outside my kitchen door. Store bought strawberries can’t compare to fresh picked. Many times they don’t even make it to the house I just eat as I pick.
Here’s a portion of the bed. It is so full this year and I gave away about 60 plants. Every year I have to divide all the new runners and hand them out to friends. I do believe next year I should thin this out by about half. It’s so nice to step out my door and pick berries for a nice salad or to eat with breakfast. One of my favorite recipes is to slice them on a peanut-butter sandwich, it’s better than jelly any day.
This photo is a reminder to not wear red sneakers while picking strawberries. I don’t know how many times I put my foot into the bed to reach some berries and thought those darn red shoes were ripe strawberries hidden beneath the leaves. They fooled me every time. Anyone else picking berries yet?