Last year Philip planted a few strawberry plants and I tried my hand at a small herb garden. One of the benefits of living on campus is that the grounds are extensive and there is plenty of room for planting. In addition we have enjoyed growing and eating a little of our own food. We expanded our meager endeavors and added some tomato plants, mint and basil which my parents picked up for us at the local farmers market. We also planted lavender, come on, one cannot live in France without growing lavender!
As you can see from the photos, this year promises to be a bountiful harvest. We were even able to enjoy some berries last season and have had fresh herbs almost year round.
The first photo was taken last year and the second this past week.
Let’s just say things have gotten a little more fruitful out there. Not too much has been done in terms of weeding the strawberry patch and not too much interest has been shown in it until some flowers began to sprout a few weeks ago. However, the patch becomes magically popular with both the students and teachers for some reason around late summer…