I’ve always been a huge fan of strawberries, but today I am celebrating the most glorious strawberry ever. Glorious because I grew it in my garden! My first ever strawberry. I named her Scarlet. Yes I did. She’s plump and lusty and such a vibrant spot of color. Growing strawberries may not seem like a big deal to all you long-time gardeners out there, but Scarlet gives me hope and makes me believe I can do this veggie (and fruit) gardening thing.
Last year I swore I would never again attempt to grow a tomato. I even posted a rant about it on Facebook. That’s how serious I was about the whole tomato debacle. What a difference a year makes, a year with a plot of land in full sun. I have several varieties of tomatoes, and they seem to be doing well (knock on wood). I don’t take full credit. I have rich compost from Promise of Peace, organic fertilizer from Redentas, egg shells from Great Day Farms and Ollas which provide steady irrigation. But still...
All spring I’ve had a bounty of onions and radishes—enough to share with neighbors. And my squash and cucumbers are thriving. So far, so good.
Y’all, take a look at my peppers. Vigorous!
I’m excited. Can you tell?
Grace Grits and Gardening
Lusty Month of May – from Camelot