Friday, June 25, 2010

Strawberry Moon

Full Strawberry Moon – June This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!*

DSC_1646_4554 And the strawberries just keep on producing.  There have been strawberries harvested everyday since April and they just keep on giving.  There aren’t enough at one time to make any jam so the uneaten berries are frozen.  (Of course they’re uneaten.  Who saves eaten berries?!  Gross.)

DSC_1498_3913 The strawberries are fertilized with Dr. Earth (latest application = 06/23/10) and irrigated with drip irrigation each morning.  The  length of time for irrigation has been increased to 20 minutes.  They receive full sun from sun up to sundown.


*  From the Farmers’ Almanac


Glennis said...

Oh, my. How delicious looking! We don't grow veggies (flowers, only) and the only fruit we grow is on our trees, but the strawberries are marvelous in our local farmers markets. We are surely blessed in our California climate!

You grow them. I will work on cooking with them!!


*Aunt - you would be amazed at what produce you could grow AND use.

LIsa Paul said...

Did you also catch the partial eclipse? Spooky.


*Lisa - I didn't realize there was an eclipse. Sorry I missed it.

Ruth said...

Two years ago I kept collecting just a few berries at a time off the thornless blackberry bush in my yard. I added them to the container in the freezer thinking I would make blackberry jam eventually. A year later, I pulled out the container and made blackberry syrup. It was SO Good!