Third week of berry produce:
One third of those sweeties in the sink:
A friend recently asked me what my secret was, and I told her that I assumed it was timing. The patch was a disappointment its first two years, and yet here we are at year 3, swimming in strawberries. So if you have strawberries and are feeling despondent, stop that nonsense. (Stop it!) Let them settle in a year or two, and then if they still disappoint you, rest assured that picking them is an utter pain. You see, I did not plant these plants with picking in mind, so this harvest has been putting my yoga skills to (extensive) use. Also, strawberry patches are full of spiders. So, don’t feel bad.
After clearing the strawberry bed of all red and laying mulch in the flower beds, I’m taking the rest of the weekend off from gardening. Have a lovely weekend, Dear Internet.