Yesterday, I ate the first strawberry from our little strawberry plant… and it was good! I know this might seem like no big deal for you green thumbs out there. But I kill all plants. Many a basil plant has come to our home with my best intentions and each one (except the current one) has died. (There was one exception where I kept a basil plant growing and healthy all summer, I made basil from it, and I even tried to bring it to So Cal with me because I was so afraid to leave it behind!). When we bought our house it was all set up with irrigation, so I haven’t really killed any plants (although we’re not the best at keeping them trimmed and weed free). The previous homeowner also left behind a strawberry pot, so a few months ago I decided to plant some strawberries. And it lived! And is making fruit! I even picked two more strawberries this morning. It’s the little things in life 🙂
And because I’m a dork and was amazed that my plant grew and actually produced fruit, I documented it! So for your viewing pleasure… the life of my little strawberry.
Do you have a green thumb or would you also consider this a miracle? What’s your favorite fruit/veggie to grow? (What should I try next!?)