Remember my strawberry beds? The ones that got lots of water and loved it?
Yeah, those ones. Nice, eh?
For the last 2 weeks I have been peeking outside and watching the beautiful little white strawberries plump up and start to turn pink. I was thinking of strawberry shortcake let me tell you! My mouth watered with the thoughts of juicy strawberries from my very own little garden. I was so excited.
Each day I would go out and I would look for the little guys I had seen the day before only to …not see them! I am getting older I know, but I am pretty sure I was not making up seeing strawberries. Pretty sure.
One day I walked out and while doing my strawberry hunt found a half eaten strawberry in the MIDDLE OF THE PATH. Some creature has been absconding with my berries!! I was totally miffed. We put a fence up with chicken wire around it and some little varmint has been eating my strawberry shortcake berries. This is NOT my happy face. 😦
The next day my child goes out and sees a red strawberry. Success! On our way to shortcake. Not so fast. Wanna know what we found. Slugs. 2 of them totally munching away on MY strawberries. Shoot.
Well, now I am on a hunt to figure out how to keep varmints and slugs off of my berries.
Does anybody have any suggestions???? Please?
I don’t want to leave you on a sad note though. So I today I did scour my strawberry plants and look what I found. Not enough for shortcake, but these were the sweetest little jewels of goodness I have ever tasted!