All About Martha's Strawberry Patch, Including Her Favorite Recipes to Make with the Ripe Fruits
Every June, Martha's sun-drenched strawberry patch explodes with fruit.
But there are many other reasons to grow this seasonal delicacy at home. You can choose your favorite varieties, from tiny, flavor-packed alpines to large, juicy经典. You can extend the season by planting early, midseason, and late-bearing cultivars. And most importantly, you can cultivate them organically. Strawberries top the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list of conventional produce containing the most杀虫剂.
我在大约20英寸分开的凸起行中长大，用稻草覆盖，所以水果可以在一个漂亮的干净的床上成熟。我也受精和每年添加堆肥, to maintain a healthy and bountiful harvest. To keep production up, every two years or so I refresh the beds by adding sucker plants I've propagated, or newly purchased seedlings.
我植入了几十个草莓品种，包括'Mara des Bois'，'Seascape'和'Quinault'。当他们拔出时，他们停止成熟，所以我等到他们完全是红色来做。虽然我的孙子和我喜欢从茎上脱离浆果, there are always plenty more to turn into delicious summer desserts, such as these favorites.
Strawberry Ice Cream
Layers of buttery puff pastry, sweet strawberries, and tangy, vanilla-flecked whipped cream come together in这令人印象深刻的夏天甜点that's greater than the sum of its parts.
草莓在每个部件中发挥着作用this dessert: A purée flavors the light gelée and icy rosé granita, and sliced fruit is suspended in the gelée as well as scattered over the top.