Just get out and do it.

Welcome to my blog, Garden for Your Life! This site will be mostly about my garden, but you can build one just like it in your back yard too. It can be bigger or smaller, just get out and do it. You can do it for fun. Your can do it for your health. You can do it for fresh food in these troubled times. The point is to get out and do it for whatever reason that you need.

Over time I will cover topics like canning and preserving your harvest, soil and beds, bugs, what to plant and when, and much more.

I've been working on this garden on mine and improving on it for over five years now. I will continue doing that for many more. You can too, just get out and do it.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Strawberries and first fruits.


It's time for strawberries here in southeast Texas.  I couldn't wait for perfect ripeness and we picked a few from our strawberry patch.  They look and taste great!
This is our 6' by 6' patch that we planted last year.  Nice and full compared to last year when we planted it.  I picked all the flowers which forced it to send out runners instead of fruits.
Here's our first fruits.   Ready for breakfast.

Unfortunately this is not near enough for jams so this patch is just for fresh fruits.  Time for a little pick your own at 2 bucks a pound.  So, off to Frobergs we go!  This is a pick your own and farmers market south of Houston. 

20 acres to pick.
One happy pickin wife.  

20 pounds of berries!
One that didn't make it to the jam pot.
 My batch to cut up.
Sallie Mae on guard should any berries try to make a run for it.  Sorry baby but that just ain't going to happen.
These babies are ripe and so sweet!

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