April 14, 2005


In a fit of optimism and having a coupon for free plants, I ordered a bunch of everbearing strawberry plants to grow in a strawberry pot. I researched (Yea! for Google) and discovered that the recommended method is to take a length of PVC pipe, drill holes in it, fill it full of rocks and thus provide an irrigation channel down the center of the pot. All that was easy enough and I got to show my son that mommy knows how to use a hack saw and a drill just like daddy.

What I did not find out and am as baffled about now as before I undertook planting my little strawberry plants is how exactly one keeps from pouring expensive potting soil out of all the holes in a strawberry pot and thereby looking like a complete moron. Fortunately for my ego, I don't think any of my neighbors were out watching.