The strawberry patch is healthy and thriving and loaded with berries this year. It has taken much love and care, but this week we are seeing the pay off. These everbearing varieties put out runners like nobody’s business and in order to get a great crop you have to cut them off whenever and wherever they appear or they drain energy from the actual berry production. When the season winds down, I’ll leave enough to start another row or two because I think that I simply can’t have too many strawberries.
We had the first big harvest last night and the berries are gorgeous and incredibly delicious. My sister, Jenny, picked about 4 quarts this morning so they are coming on fast.
Last night we enjoyed fresh berries with whipped cream and tonight I made a batch of strawberry ice cream. I’ve already done the initial taste test and I can’t wait for a full bowl before bed. We're looking forward to a long healthy harvest.