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Delayed Gratification


Our strawberry season here in the northwest was seriously delayed this year with all the cool weather we had in May and June.  Normally I can pick a few berries in early June and then they continue ripening through early July and sometimes later.  But I’d picked only one or two by the time I left town on June 21st.  Then the warn weather finally came last week while I was gone.  I was out of town for a full week and didn’t water that area while I was gone.  Several of my plants are pretty wilted at the moment, although I think they will eventually recover. 
In the meantime it just makes the few sweet gems I pick all the more precious and delicious. 
  1. HEDGE permalink
    30-Jun-2008 3:19 pm

    sounds similar up here, about 2 hours north of you … right now we\’re in the middle of a heat wave … canada day tomorrow!!

  2. currie permalink
    30-Jun-2008 6:51 pm

    Hey, seems like you\’re not juz good @ cooking but  have a green thumb as well ~ these strawberries look great!

  3. 30-Jun-2008 9:31 pm

    Hi ya … o yummm strawberries! I planted a passionfruit vine last summer …. due to the topsy turvey seasons, I got one small passionfruit for my trouble. I was going to pull the vine out, but thought I\’d leave it for another season and see. Take care, love H

  4. Culinary permalink
    01-Jul-2008 5:56 am

    @ Hedge:  I consider Vancouver part of my territory. ;-)  I haven\’t been up for awhile – the exchange rate is bummin\’ me out – but I can\’t stay away too long. 
    @ currie:  Yes, I wish I had room to grow more but there are always a few things I MUST have in my garden.  Tomatoes are the big one – you\’ll see posts on those soon…. ;-) 
    @ H:  I\’m with you – I try to give things more than one chance and it often pays off.  Hope you get a good crop of them this year!

  5. Barbara permalink
    03-Jul-2008 12:24 pm

    HAPPY 4TH.

  6. HEDGE permalink
    04-Jul-2008 1:04 pm

    Happy 4th of July!

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