Also, last year's Winter, as I have mentioned before, was really rough on the gardens around here. I lost almost all of my Surecrop strawberries, which truly makes one want to cry . . . so I ordered 25 more plants this year and they will arrive in March. I've always grown Surecrop but this time I ordered Honeoye. These are June bearing and are supposed to be very Winter hardy. They are also touted as holding a lot of their fruit up off the ground. This was a difficult change for me because I'm totally sold on Surecrop but I'm trying to be a little more adventurous and open to new varieties. They look like a great strawberry and we will see. Have any of you grown these? I'd love to hear your results.
I have a lot of flat-leaf parsley in my herb garden but no moss curled parsley. That's the parsley that you see on your plate at the restaurant that looks pretty but gets tossed into the trash. Such a waste!! Moss curled parsley, while not nearly as tasty as flat-leaf, is still wonderful and it too is quite flavorful. Not only that, it is an amazing plant for your flower garden. It's totally lovely and a great attractant for butterflies. I try and plant loads of the stuff and put it everywhere I can. Last year I was remiss in not planting any and I couldn't have been sorrier. It's a plant that once you get used to planting year after year, you would truly miss. This year I'm going to be planting a lot of this seed in hopes to get an early start. I just love the stuff.