Strawberries and Tomatoes

The spring garden is in full swing, and we’re loving this beautiful Austin weather right now. The cats have to be picked up and escorted into the house at night because they are too stubborn to come in. I don’t blame them.

I’m trying to blog from the WordPress app on my phone for the first time, so I’ll make this post short with some pictures!

The strawberries are coming up one at a time, and we share them, so it’s just a bite here and there right now. Five tomato plants grew out of nowhere among the strawberries, so now I’m wondering if they’re companions? We had to pluck them all out, which was sad to do, but Blair saved one in a pot to see how it does. (We already had six other tomato plants in the ground…yes, way more than two people can eat. Good thing we have friends.)




We also noticed our first tomatoes on the vine this week!! These are Cherokee Purple tomatoes, which are delicious heirlooms if you haven’t tried them before.


And Blair finally pulled up the first carrot that he’d been eying for weeks.



More updates and pictures to come!


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by hilstreet on April 15, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Great post and great job using the app.

    Strawberries! Yum!


  2. Posted by Kathy on April 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Wonderful photos and post! Wish we were there to see those tomato babies, bite that carrot, kiss Butterball and hug you guys.


    • All photos courtesy of the new iPhone. My life has officially changed…I can blog IN the garden! Wish you were here too. Butters says hello. 🙂


  3. Posted by Kathy on April 15, 2011 at 9:06 am

    It always hurts me to pluck babies and throw them away. I want to save every one of them.


  4. Posted by Ross on April 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Jealous of the strawberries! Ours failed last year.


    • Posted by Andria on April 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      The pine needles from our Christmas tree are acting as a great mulch. Critters don’t want to walk on the pine needles, and they add nutrients to the soil that the strawberries are loving. We’ve tried for several years too, and finally have had some success, so don’t give up! Are you going to try planting them again this year?


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