Do you remember our native front yard garden? I have to share with you one of the great benefits of having a no-lawn front yard. Here it is; delicious, wild, organic strawberries that we picked today.
In the end, the wild strawberries worked out well as a ground cover. They are very low maintenance, spread fast and survive well under our Norway Maple.
Today was the harvest day and we filled our bowl with tiny, red berries. They take a while to harvest as they are small and hide in bunches under the leaves. However, it was rewarding to harvest food from our front lawn where two years ago we only had grass growing.
The berries are delicious, sweet and sour, just like the cultivated varieties, but better.
We are debating what delicious culinary recipe to use them for. Might freeze them until we make up our mind.