April 21, 2011
It’s strawberry season in Central Texas. (Well, it’s actually strawberry-ripening season; most of the berry plants were put in the ground back in the fall.) On a walk through our South Austin neighborhood a few days ago, my kids spotted these perfect, stem-crossed beauties and wanted to chow down. “Wait, stop!” I yelled, “this isn’t our garden!” I’ve noticed so many front yard gardens lately – for many people, it’s the only place where there’s enough sun to grow food. So go ahead, build your garden in the front, but watch out for hungry two-year-olds!