18.5.10

Gardening

Since it was such a gorgeous morning I decided to spend some time weeding my garden. Right now the strawberries have decided to take over. Which is fine with me. I can always keep expanding. These strawberry plants are my babies. As soon as David and I got married and moved into our first house one of the first things I did was buy 6 little strawberry plants. The first couple years they didn't do anything. The third year I got maybe a handful and they were about nickle size. I was happy to finally get something. Then we decided to sell our house, but no way was I leaving my strawberry plants!!! I was determined to get a good batch of berries! So a friend came over and we dug up my plants... they had multiplied a couple times since I bought them. I wasn't sure if they would like the move and a little worried they might all die. But guess what they loved their new home and I had big strawberries right away that first summer in our new house! Last summer ants and other little bugs found them and thought they were yummy too, so this summer I have my work cut out for me to keep the little enemies away. On the end of the garden I have some onions, chives and a couple lily plants that also made the move about 3 years ago and are doing well.

I hope to get some potatoes, tomatoes and peas planted. Another favorite is ground cherries. Love them! Most people have no clue what I'm talking about. They grow in a little husk and when they are ripe they fall of the plant and the round berry inside is a pretty golden yellow color. My grandma always grew them when I was growing up and it was one of our favorite summer treats. Last year Medary Acres didn't sell any of the little plants so I'm hoping they have some started for this year. Can't get them many places. I've tried growing raspberries but they don't seem to like me. (Guess we'll just have to stick with raiding grandmas!)

Do you have a garden? What is your favorite thing to grow?

1 comment:

Meg said...

i would love to have a garden once we have our own house. and it will definitely include strawberries! i did plant some herbs in a couple containers over the weekend. i'm pumped to use them in my summer cooking!