Somewhere on the list, there is something about growing strawberries. I’ve tried, once or twice, only to be thwarted by heatwaves, snails or my own absent-mindedness. My thumbs are generally black and blue, rather than green.
But Ryan got all enthusiastic this month… he came home from Bunnings with beans and mint and garlic and onions – all ready to plant in our raggedy collection of pots. And enthusiasm is catching, so I ordered some strawberry plants…
Diggers is an awesome Australian company. They sell seeds and plants through miraculous catalogues, focussing on heirloom and non-commercial varieties of fruits, vegetables and flowers. We don’t even have a garden of our own, but I still get the catalogues. So that’s where the strawberries are coming from…
To my North American friends – are you confused yet? It is Autumn here. And yes, we are weird. But this is the right time to plant many fruits and veggies in Australia. The wetter (hopefully) winters will give the plants a chance to adjust and bed in, ready to come out fruiting in spring!
Anyway, I saw that Genie was hosting this weeks wishcasting, and the wish is “What do you wish to find on your doorstep?”
I am wish and waiting for my strawberries.
Any day now!