I have a basket of strawberries hanging on my balcony. I am unreasonably excited about this.
As a teenager, many summers I picked strawberries on farms to earn some extra spending money (though having eaten a significant portion of my haul, this was hardly a profitable activity). But never have I grown my own berries.
This photo was taken a couple days ago. This morning Helena deemed the biggest of them had reddened enough.
Picked and eaten. The finest strawberry she's ever tasted!
Tomorrow will be my turn to sample one. A couple dozen more are currently in flower.