Picking strawberries from your own backyard is priceless. Fresh strawberries for cereal, in pancakes and I didn’t have to pay for them.
Next up will be the raspberries and blueberries. The raspberries are a new addition to my little backyard farm. In either a stroke of dumb luck or hidden farming skills that I didn’t know I had, the raspberries and taking off.
The rest of my crops weren’t so lucky. This year I decided to try my hand at starting them from seed. I planted them in late January and was sure I’d have bushy, 6″ high plants to pop into my garden this spring, just like the ones I usually buy from the nursery.
After three months, they looked like little toothpicks with a couple of leaves. I had low expectations that they would survive being transplanted outdoors. Some didn’t make it at all. The others seemed to survive. I planted seeds for the ones that died off. I expect they’ll do okay considering they’re not much smaller than the ones started indoors. Maybe next year we try this again but start them in December.
There will be a crop report in a few months. Hopefully that report will be: everything is growing wonderfully!