Thursday, July 16, 2015
I ate our first of year strawberries yesterday. There were seven. I ate them all and they were magnificent. So red and juicy..... We did a little work in our strawberry patch this spring--pulling old June bearing mother plants from the front half of the patch and rooting the everbearing runners from the back half in their place. We liked the taste of the everbearers better--and they produce for way longer. But, the transplants did not care for it. The new plants didn't take the best and aren't producing at all this year. As such, each of these beauties was a extra special treat. We certainly won't be getting enough for strawberry jam this year.
FOY (first of year) is an acronym I picked up in my birding adventures. Its used to indicate in birding journals, records, and conversations the first time a species is seen each year. This info helps to note the migration and breeding patterns of birds related to the passing seasons. I think it works great for the garden, too.