Strawberries: One for you, one for me

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I wasn't kidding when I said we'd have our first pick of strawberries today. Here they are in all their glory -- the first two fruits from our new garden.

There are just two so far: one for Michael, one for me. It's only enough to whet our appetites for more. The next berries can't ripen soon enough.

Related Post: Strawberry Shortcake


Blogger vb said...

Very jealous. Here in Seattle we are just at the stage where we have plenty of flowers and green buds of fruit. Patience, patience.....

7:17 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Congratulations on your new edible babies! Mine are still green, but growing up here in Manhattan =)

7:21 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Oh how I wish I weren't allergic to strawberries!

7:21 PM  
Blogger Daphne Gould said...

I am so jealous. I wish I could grow strawberries. I used to be able to until a chipmunk moved in. He would pick the strawberry and take one bite before it was ripe. Then he would do it to ALL the other ones. I never got a ripe strawberry. I tried caging them in, but then the air wouldn't get to them as well and they would die from various fungal diseases. I so miss my "real" strawberries.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Jealous here too - I get awful migraines from strawberries, but I'm growing them for the rest of the family...all mine are still tiny plants though!

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How have you got them so early, Christa? I'm totally impressed and amazed.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Terra said...

Those berries are glorious. I wrote about my planting Chandler strawberries on my blog recently.

10:06 PM  
Blogger nipsum said...

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1:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone been tracking the effects of global waring on their garden?

I have seen less birds visiting, more of the worng sorts of insects - notably less bees. As well as this a lot more wind and considerably less rain.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy!! Hope you get more of them so you can make strawberry short cakes, like last year.
Your garden looks great.

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo! Were they delicious as they look?

8:08 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

They look great! I am hopeful about our strawberries this year and I'm planting 40 more plants. One of these years I hope to enjoy strawberry bounty like you!

11:22 AM  
Blogger Robin (Bumblebee) said...

Can I have the third? :)

Robin at Bumblebee

7:42 PM  
Blogger Matron said...

That is so early! even my greenhouse ones are just green and small at the moment, I'm jealous.

2:44 AM  
Blogger Whyite said...

At least you have two to share. The first ones are the sweetest to me.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I am also very jealous~ Lucky you! :) Enjoy ~and that is a mouth~watering capture! :D
Have a beautiful weekend!

5:00 PM  
Blogger ostwestwind said...

Mine are just blooming...

Yours look great and I bet, they taste great, much better than the tasteless strawberries from Spain they sell here on the market..

10:50 AM  
Blogger Ewa said...

oww.. great feeling, isn't it?
You inspire me - maybe I will plant strawberries next year...

3:39 PM  
Blogger vegmonkey said...

nice one...nothing better eh!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Marmot Mom said...

Just found your blog. I don't know which is more beautiful: your prose or your photographs. I am in in the Pacific Northwest like VB and I too am jealous! Keep writing and inspiring the rest of us L)

3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! that's lovely

12:18 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

Lovely! I find tons of itty bitty strawberries growing wild in my garden. Somebody, not sure whether he or she is bird, mammal, or insect, eats them all.

7:44 PM  

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