the only issue i see with homegrown strawberries is that it's proving impossible to keep up with demand. this comes from a girl who shows only moderate enthusiasm over farmers market or store-bought strawberries, and almost always turns up her nose at a berry that's spent time in the fridge--perfectly ripe or not.
she will, when asked, offer up a few bites to baby hudson. today she even gifted me with a berry, though it had a bite out of it and had been rolled around in the dirt a few times. no telling what was going on there. odd. i did, however, rinse it off and eat it. there's something about a fresh-picked strawberry. perhaps it's in that the flesh is a bit warmed by the sun? so juicy and sweet and delicious. lucy's right--there is no comparison.
we have about 30 strawberry plants. not all are producing well--i need to get some mulch on them to help hold in all that water they need. from these plants, we get about 5-8 berries a day. something tells me that next year we'll need an additional 30-40 plants. maybe then there will be some left for me?