Summer finally arrived in NW on July 4th, a good start to the summer. In our garden berries are making a huge appearances. We are picking berries almost every day.
We picked big bag full on Thursday – Strawberries and Raspberries. Raspberry plants need support? I never had heard of but outer few plants are heavy with fruits and are almost bending over and touching the ground. We got 3 small plants from a friend 2 years back, this is 3rd year berries are in production. Every year raspberries send out new plants, our gardener mistakenly hacked few plants by mistake earlier this year. We have 5-6 producing raspberry canes this year. Original 3 have died down after producing for 2 years.
Friday evening, picked few more strawberries – it was promptly used up Strawberry Shira. 🙂
This is a new recipe I tried this year. I added sliced and slightly pureed fresh strawberries to Rava (just like when I add Bananas). It cannot get any better – eating Strawberry dish with fruits picked an hour earlier.
First time this year, yes – first time for 2012, I watered plants and lawn. I hope warm weather stays. Today we picked lot more strawberries and raspberries. No picture though.
Raspberries: (73) unknown variety, plants shared by friend 3 years back
Strawberries: (66) 2 varieties, unknown