Because I haven't updated about my own plants in a ridiculous amount of time, I thought I'd share an update about plants that used to be mine and are now thriving in someone else's garden.
Two years ago, when I vacated my plot at Newark Street Community Garden, I ended up giving a bunch of my fruit plants to a contractor I work with at the day job (we talk pickling, canning, and gardening a lot when she's in the office working for us). She picked up strawberry plants, a grape vine, blackberry and raspberry canes, rhubarb, and more from me--and they are super-happy to be living with her now.
This spring, she has sent me a couple series of photos; I've even been the lucky recipient of some of her bounty (she had very, very tart strawberries--I loved them!).
Here are the strawberries in May, growing next to the raspberries:
She's been having some issues with the raspberries--they are vigorous growers! I'm sure she'll get a wonderful harvest next year. They and the blackberries look really happy now, next to the grapes and strawberries.
Here is what the rest of her backyard garden looks like--tomatoes, dill, cucumbers, beans, radishes, squash, and so much more!