Tis the Season…(for Strawberries!)

Winding down, or still winding up for the Christmas holiday and upcoming New Year?  Maybe you are done or maybe you still have family gatherings yet to be had. Offshore employee’s,  or members of family far away, yet to draw near can make our holiday season linger.  If so, make a non-traditional holiday treat for them when they arrive.

Strawberries!

Fresh Strawberries: Deep red in color, sweet to taste naturally! Even the leaves are a rich green.

How many ways can you use strawberries?

  • jelly or jam
  • strawberry shortcake
  • pie
  • syrup (great on pancakes)
  • dipped in sugar and eaten fresh
  • can you think of more?

This is the time of year that strawberries grow in the south. The first fruits are coming in, only a small batch at a time .  But, the flowers are in bloom with new berries each day.

If you are like me and get them in small batches and want to have more, just freeze the berries on a cookie sheet and transfer to a Ziploc bag or vacuumed sealed bag until you get the amount you need.

If you have a green thumb or want to learn how to make your fruits and vegetables look so vibrant and taste just as rich, the secret isn’t a secret at all.  A contributor is an edible, food grade fertilizer I use on the berries once a week.  More to follow on this topic as we enter into Spring.

Lastly, if you are local to the area, and want to grow some strawberry plants, leave me a message as I have some sister plants available. Hurry, they will be gone soon!

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