Alas, I have no pictures of bright red strawberries to show off my harvest! Last week I forgot to take the picture. This week I decided to take the picture in advance and show progress:
In case they are lost in the busy-ness of the photo, check out the two perfect little white-ish/pink-ish strawberries near the center of the picture! They turned deep, bright red, perfect little berries just waiting to be plucked by the Resident Storm Chaser. When I informed him of the bountiful harvest awaiting his delectation, we went outside and–
They were gone. All that remained were two clean cuts and not a trace of berry.
I have no idea what kind of critter got them.
But I have my suspects.
<glares at lizard>
I have been fighting pill bugs (I think that’s what I’m fighting, anyway) for my tender little leaves and the Sluggo Plus has helped everything except the first two peppers I planted. They both had baby peppers on them. One pepper bit the dust (literally) with some sort of hole in it. I need to figure out if that is a clue to its murderer.
Speaking of future Harvest Mondays, I’m hoping to have some of these:
But wait! More hope for future Harvest Mondays! This is either an Early Girl or a Green Zebra and I’m not sure which. We have several baby tomatoes, if the birds or other critters don’t get them. Grrrowl. I am sensing a pattern here.
And finally, just because I know what you’re thinking, and you’re thinking, this girl can’t farm, she can’t garden, she can’t grow anything!
I have photographic proof of half of my harvest! (We ate the other half before I remembered to take a picture, but it’s pretty much identical to this half.) Two-point-three ounces of proof, I tell you!
But it was good ruby chard!