Sunday, May 30, 2010


Well, Leo found those 100 strawberry plants sleeping in the fridge and we did a marathon planting. Of course we no sooner got them in the ground and the thermometer jumped into the 80's. I knew I should have planted them in the rain! These are a French strawberry called Mara Des Bois. They are small like the forest berries of my childhood with a flavor and fragrance that will knock your socks off. With favorable weather and good luck, we should have these by late summer. Berries are highly perishable. They will come to you unwashed and I recommend not washing them till you are going to eat them. Think happy berry thoughts. Enjoy your Memorial Day.

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