Monday, June 13, 2016

It's Berry Exciting: Fresh Strawberries!

The first strawberries of the year from my garden are arriving. Right now I'm picking roughly a dozen per day from a 2 foot by 4 foot patch. They are a lot more varied in size, color and flavor than the grocery store pickings making them interesting.

A few musings on this bunch:

  • Strawberries don't yield well their first year planted. This is the second year of these plants. We only had maybe a dozen berries overall last summer.
  • The plants do like to grow out and readily seed new plants. I'd love to grow my patch, but need to be weary of the property line.
  • The suggestion for storage is to keep them refridgerated and unwashed in a shallow bowl. Rinse in cold water right before serving.
  • Freeze them individually before bagging them. 
  • Put them in everything!
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