Last weekend we planted our berry patch. We dug out the crusty lump of earth, just below the herb garden, removing the fine clay soil about a foot deep.
Into the hole went a mass of alfalfa that will eventually rot and give the spot a boost of organic matter (we hope).
The alfalfa was topped with many bags of new, loamy, composty garden soil. And nine new strawberry plants were planted. Woot woot! We planted Alpine Strawberries or Fragaria vesca - they are much smaller than the garden strawberries we are used to but are supposed to be super sweet, flavory, and delicious. Here's hoping that we get enough of a crop to make some jam!