I am delighted to recommend strawberries as thoroughly drought proof. We have never watered our strawberries, and although we have had virtually no spring rain (2mm on Saturday is the first measurable rain for 2 months) I picked a kilogram of strawberries yesterday.
Some were washed, halved and sprinkled with a little sugar and the merest soupçon of home made cherry liqueur. Left to macerate, they were served with vanilla icecream for dessert last night. The rest have been made into gelato (the icecream maker is churning as I write, so no pics).
- the stars of the drought stricken potager.