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Down and dirty

Dirt under my fingernails, smeared onto my apron, deposited on my camera’s shutter button…


I transplanted the strawberry plants today.  I got them, oh, about a month ago.  I had put them temporarily in a plastic Chinese food container while I searched for a strawberry pot.

I found a pot pretty quickly, but then I chickened-out on the planting.


I’ve never planted a single fruit or vegetable in my life.  I planted flower seeds once about sixteen years ago, but they never came up. It was a lot of wasted effort and a big disappointment.

A gardener, I am not.


But I am so excited for strawberry season to start, and I want to be a part of it.  So strawberry plants, it is.

I know that I can’t expect to get much of a harvest from a pile of plants in a plastic container with no dirt, so I put on my big girl panties today and got to work transplanting.


I’m feeling optimistic about these plants.  If they could sprout a blossom while waiting patiently for me to pot them, then how much better will they thrive now that they are safely in the soil?

Grow, little strawberry, grow!


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9 thoughts on “Down and dirty

  1. Hooray for you! They’re off to a great start, it seems. And that berry (even if it’s just one) is going to taste so good!

    1. Oh, I sure hope so! If nothing else, it will give me camera fodder 🙂

  2. “Big girl panties”! One of my favorite phrases! Good luck with the strawberries!

    I like your new banner!

    1. Heh, yes, well it seemed appropriate 🙂 Thanks for the complement on the banner – I like to switch it around every couple of months. It keeps things fresh!

  3. I love strawberry pots! Thanks for reminding me to plant one this year. Mind you, the squirrels usually get to the berries before I do but that’s okay! As long as someone enjoys them! You have a great blog – I’m going to explore some more! 🙂

    1. I’m a little afraid to bring my pot outside… the local wildlife is not shy about helping themselves around here! For now, it’s got a nice spot near the window 🙂 Thanks for dropping by!

  4. Looks to me like you are off to a great start. You should try herbs… some, like basil, are basically impossible to mess up! 🙂

    1. That sounds like a good idea! Now that I’ve gotten my hands dirty once (quite literally), I think I can see myself trying another simple planting project without being so intimidated 🙂

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