Shrimp, Asparagus and Avocado Salad; cherry-eating dog — 2 Comments

  1. Two houses ago, I had a raised garden bed. I planted a lot of things, (square foot gardening is a wonder!) and had a couple of tomato plants along with some Alpine Strawberries that I planted around the edge. If you haven’t had them, they’re tiny little bits of sweet heaven! Anyway, I couldn’t understand why my tomatoes were never getting ripe and I didn’t have any more growing and for awhile, none of the strawberries were ripening either. Then one morning, I let my giant doberman out and watched him. When he thought I wasn’t looking, he perused the garden bed, spotted the ripest tomatoes and strawberries and gently plucked them off the plant, chewing them with a look of bliss on his face, then moving on to the next.

    The next day, a chicken fence went around the perimeter of the garden…

    • nightsmusic, I did square foot gardening in the US – very efficient. I still do a version of it but now I do more inter-planting. Dogs can be so sneaky. One of mine loves plums and grabs them whenever and wherever she can. Fortunately, they haven’t figured out that there is food in the garden. They both love green beans…. Yes, I know Alpine strawberries…. Bliss!