Saturday, June 30, 2012

Strawberries, corn, sakura cherries...

Am getting the hang of growing strawberries... 
Still, grew a bit too many of them this past season...
I am keeping just six baby-plants for next season...
No more over-crowding them...
Anyway, we just enjoyed our last few strawberries for this season... 
Their flesh was firm, and their taste... should I say, 'concentrated', unlike the ones from the stores?
Our corn plants are growing really well this season...
Compared to the strawberries, I think I have more or less learned how to grow corn 'properly'.... 
I derive a lot of pleasure just looking at them... 
The stems are thick, and the plants, 'stocky'...
I almost praised myself for setting up the pole-stakes early enough to prevent them from being blown sideways by the winds...
Still, the pests remain an issue...
They are already drilling holes into the stems and I am quite at a loss as to how to handle them...
Well, let's see how the harvest turns out...
Ok, I started with red, and I shall end with red...
These are sakura-cherry flowers... photographed in early April...
And come June... woah, managed to harvest some beautiful sakura cherries for the first time...
They have a very refreshing, sourish-sweet taste...
Absolutely lovely...