I love strawberries. They’re not that easy to get in the Philippines, where I’m from. Strawberries are grown in Baguio and are occasionally available during the cool months. Strawberries are also imported from Australia and other countries, but they’re expensive.
So I’m thrilled that I can grow strawberries here in Toronto. I now have four established strawberry plants. We’ve picked seven homegrown strawberries (one or two a week) of varying sweetness. Not content with that, I ordered a hanging strawberry planter bag online, and I’ve just filled it with eight small strawberry plants (some of them from runners).
The strawberries almost make up for the complete lack of success I’ve had in growing cantaloupes, which I loved having in Manila. =)
It’s the little joys in life.