Today’s breakfast will feature the very first strawberry of the season. Is there a better way to start the day?
I’d grow strawberries just for their fruit (who wouldn’t?), but they actually have another job in the Outlaw Garden: groundcover. I planted a few mystery plants last spring, and they’ve done nothing but flourish since then. The mother plants — transplanted from my mother’s strawberry patch — have produced dozens (hundreds?) of offspring. Now, each of those plants is loaded with berries. The slugs will get a few, but the rest will turn into breakfasts, snacks and strawberry jam. Yum!
I’ll share more about growing strawberries as groundcover in a later post. In the meantime, here are a few more photos of the plants. I love how they ramble through the garden, mixing with the blueberry bushes, herbs and vegetables.