This past weekend we had a friend's wedding to go to in Petaluma so we reserved a car for the day. As it turns out Sloat Nursery was also having a strawberry promotion, their plants were all good sized, close to bearing fruit and cheap.
Dan made note that they recommend 5 strawberry plants per person, so that means I would need at least 10. We ended up taking home 19 plants. We luckily had pots for them all, but space on the deck is getting pretty scarce. If we gave up the bbq we could fit another pot or two, that however is out of the question. I do believe we've officially reached back deck producing capacity. A few of the strawberries ended up in window boxes that we might be able to secure to edge of our railing, but the 4 clay pots will just have to settle for being wedged in between the beans, arugula and tomatoes. I think they'll do just fine.
It's honestly a toss up as to whether strawberries or tomatoes are my favorite summer food, but this year I've got both growing on my back deck. I couldn't be more excited. I've visited them 3 times already today.
Right now we've got scarlet runner beans, summer squash, kale, 4 tomatoes, basil, thyme, parsley, oregano, arugula, rhubarb, strawberries, bush beans, canellini beans, leeks, radishes, and 3 hot peppers. It's looking like August is going to be a fabulous month in our kitchen.