My Fruitful Yard

Remember when I asked you all for advice on what this plant was?  I thought (hoped!) it was blueberries, and many of you concurred.  Well guess what?  We were right!

I checked up on them today, and I found these little guys popping up all over them.  I have 8 good sized bushes, and they’re all putting on what looks like a bountiful crop of fruit… I see a summer full of crisps, pies, and cobblers on the horizon, and I for one can’t wait.   I also have several of these guys peeking out:

And I’m letting my cilantro run wild in the hopes of collecting some coriander seeds – although I may give in to my inner OCD person and cut it down if it gets much bigger.  It’s almost as tall as I am, which is a little wild looking.

I know many people are enjoying the fruits and such that are slowly making their way into the grocery stores and farmer’s markets – what are you guys’ favorite springtime treats?  Me, I love strawberries more than almost anything – they’re my favorite fruit, right behind peaches.  I know I’m going to be overrun with berries before too long, so do you all have any suggestions for what I can do with them?

5 thoughts on “My Fruitful Yard

  1. Lucky you, growing your own blueberries and strawberries! I love all the fruits. Last week it was pineapple and blueberries. This week it’s strawberries and omg blackberries. Oh, and champagne mangoes! I usually just eat them fresh in every way possible – smoothies, salads, etc. Love berry/fruit season 🙂

  2. You, my dear, make me want to move south. I won’t even show you where my strawberry plant is at. And I’ve been so proud of it, putting forth it’s effort. Go strawberry plant, go! Ahem. Lucky you. Of course this just means that you’ll have to trial run all the berry recipes and I’ll benefit from all the wisdom you’ve accumulated 😉 By the way, my current favorite summertime treat is wineberries. They look a bit like raspberries but have a slightly different taste. Very yummy and they grow wild here like weeds. I’ll be sure to post some pictures of them once the bushes bear fruit… in August! 😉

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