Yesterday, I pulled our first (and currently only) ripe strawberry. Dean’s been watching it turn red this past week and asking if it’s “eat time” yet. He just couldn’t wait to get his hands on it. I can only imagine him once the plant really starts growing – He’ll be hiding in the garden, snacking away. We brought it inside and cut it into three little pieces, one for me, one for Dean and one for Daddy since he’s been watering the garden the past couple days that I’ve been working and getting home late and tired. I suppose we could share with him… He has been watering the garden the past few days when I’ve been getting home later than him.
It was the best, most flavourful strawberry I’ve ever tasted. Way better than grocery store or market varieties! Dean kept asking for more. And I peeked outside to see if there would be any other strawberries ready in the next few days. (Nope, still have a few little ones that have to grow big and then go from green to red and ripen… PHOOEY!)
Other things are growing at a great speed (this farmer is a bit impatient!) I’ve been eyeing my tomato plants for signs of fruit, but it’s just flowering now so it will be another few weeks before I get any fruit off it. Everything is starting to sprout though so I feel a bit reassured. Turns out I have somewhat of a green thumb!