Strawberries for Breakfast

Homegrown Strawberries

by Amy on June 21, 2012

in In the Garden

Lately, this is what breakfast looks like around our house.

After I drop Nate off at daycare, and before I begin my school work for the day, I wander around the back yard, water the flowers, deadhead the annuals, take a few photographs of the progress in the garden, and then gather the fruits of our labour out there. Morning seems to be the best time of day for picking strawberries; the birds and bugs have not yet had enough time to devour everything in sight! This is an everbearing variety of strawberry, so I am hopeful that we will continue to enjoy them throughout the summer. Nate loves looking for and eating strawberries (and pea pods and radishes and beets) in the garden, which is a huge chunk of my incentive to continue to grow food in our yard.

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Carson June 25, 2012 at 7:56 am

Yum! Now I really want some strawberries!

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Amy June 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

Thanks! Your comment reminded me, I have to go out and see if there are any ready to pick this morning. That is, if the birds haven’t eaten them all, already!

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Kathy June 25, 2012 at 9:11 am

Those berries look so good…way better than the ones in the grocery store that seem to go bad the instant you get them home! Happy picking!

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Amy June 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

They have a different flavour, too, Kathy. I agree, homegrown (or locally grown) strawberries taste much better than the one you buy in the grocery store that are picked before they are sweet enough!

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