Potatoes and Strawberries

I’m not sure when it was, maybe late March, early April, but we were in Sam’s club and we were wondering around and I saw a bag of seed potatoes for sale. Probably one of the few times I’ve been swayed to purchased something due to packaging. Simple brown gift type bag with very clear images of what was inside….must…have…now. In the cart it went. Of course the Adirondack Blue variety of potato on the cover didn’t help.
Anywho (take a breath), we got them planted today…yay.
Most of the potatoes I cut up into quarters and set out for a few days. Some were fairly small so I just left them whole ( as the photo will show).

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The strawberries, which for the first 2 years were basically food for the bleepn’ bleepn’ chipmunks. They’d wait for the strawberry to be almost ripe, take a big bite and then leave the rest of berry as one more middle finger to the stupid humans. So in the fall/winter of 2011, I said no more…well…I actually said many other things ( go ahead, take few guesses).
We moved all the the strawberries to a raised bed on the opposite side of the upper wall garden. We bought more plants as well as were given plants from our neighbors cool front yard strawberry patch ( thanks Natalie 🙂
And then….we put a lid on it! Boom! Climb, chew, crawl your way through that, you cheeky little bastards…stay out of my fracking strawberries.
Lets just say I got berries last year and we were able to eat and make jam.
The first picture is from last year.
The next picture is one of our 3 covered strawberry “patches”.

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This is the first strawberry of the season!!

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