Sunday, May 10, 2009

Strawberries and rhubarb

We hit more plant sales on Saturday (list of plants to follow). Needless to say, I could not plant them all in the ground over the weekend. On the way back from the sale we hit a garage sale which had this huge strawberry pot.
Since the strawberries in the upper field have been a disaster, I decided to move the survivors into these pots. This way I can keep a closer eye on them. That and the deer should not be able to eat them on the deck!

Thorny Guy then rototilled half of the strawberry bed, and planted onions there. They should be quite happy as last year a trailer full of manure was added to the strawberry bed and mulched with hay.

We spent Mothers day at my mom's swapping plants, cutting back her bushes, and planting her latest plant sale finds. I brought the tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers that were started from seed for their garden.

My mom's rhubarb is huge and doing much better than ours which we transplanted in the fall. She let me grab four cups! Let there be rhubarb crisp. Too bad there are no strawberries to go with it yet.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Lucky! I had to buy my rhubarb at the grocery store this year...the clerk had no idea what it was and charged it under "swiss chard." I've still got some frozen and plan on making strawberry/rhubarb bars soon!

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