But my new (and very adorable) strawberry plant is currently struggling against an onslaught of ants, a couple aphids, and my never-ending neglect.
Sad, but no less true.
So while I come up with watering schedules (leaving it to my much more reliable child), and natural pest solutions, store strawberries suffice.
These bright red beauties are from a real farm nearby, with people who actually know what they're doing. But the basil? Well, I grew that myself, and it makes a perfectly tasty companion in these delicious low-fat scones.