So now we boost our immune system (after this fever of my youngest one) with our homegrown strawberries 🙂 They are so yummy, the children love them. We can pick about 1 pound each day, so that’s part of their snack now (with pineapple or banana for example). Obviously, I can’t make my jam from the amount we can grow in the garden, but it really feels good to eat our own strawberries. The boys like ours more than those I buy somewhere. So when they don’t help and see me picking the strawberries they always ask me excitedly ‘Are they ours, Mom?’, and you should see that smile on their face when I assure them that I just picked them in the garden.
So if you have a garden and you don’t have strawberry plants yet, I truly recommend to plant some! In my experience, you really don’t have to do anything else with them. OK, they like to be watered, but that’s it. They just grow and spread year by year 🙂 I’m just simply amazed by the speed they multiply, look at the photo, how many plants we have! I can’t even count them now and I planted only 3 little plants 3 years ago 🙂 So if you are not a great gardener (like I wasn’t), then you can start with strawberry, I’m sure you’ll have sense of achievement 🙂
Needless to say that strawberry is a great antioxidant source, and it is full of vitamins 🙂
But now just take a look at the photos, and then plant your own strawberries 🙂