I was thinking about strawberries today.
Yes, that is how my mind works.
Okay, now that I have gotten that out of my system…
I thought about all that I know about strawberries, from basic care to propagation, to using them in landscape applications. Not to mention the many yummy recipes, as well as preservation techniques ranging from drying to freezing and canning.
Okay, so it isn’t technically PRESERVING it to do that, but still, oh so tasty. That sweet-tart taste of a sun-kissed strawberry straight from your garden and right into your mouth. Life doesn’t get much better than that.
My former yard had over 2,000 strawberries in it. One year we harvested nearly 80 pounds of those luscious fruits. Most years the average was around 40 pounds.
One of the things I did with our strawberries was I grew them on the mulched side, and let them hang over the metal edging that had grass on the other side. The strawberry plants grew in so thick that I didn’t have to weed whack, my husband could just mow straight up to the metal edging.
No weed whacking meant less work maintaining which equals more time to do other things!
In any case, I wrote up a class description and will be adding it to my roster of classes:
Stop buying strawberries imported from Chile or who knows where, and grow your own. We will discuss cultivation, propagation, harvest and storage techniques. We will also cover the best types to grow and how to use strawberries decoratively in a landscape setting. Attendees will watch a Powerpoint presentation and receive a handout with growing tips along with several tasty recipes to try at home.
What do you think? Does it sound good?