The dictionary definition of eye-candy is: visual images that are attractive and entertaining, but intellectually undemanding.
Here’s my definition of eye-candy:
Strawberries are the easiest things I’ve ever grown. Seriously.
All you really need to do is build a raised bed (or better yet bribe someone else to do it for you), buy strawberry plants at a nursery, plant them in the dirt, and wait. (Waiting is the hardest part.)
Every year the strawberry plants send out little runners that will grow into new strawberry plants. Three years ago, we started with 18 plants that we purchased at a nursery for a grand total of $18 and now I estimate that we have anywhere from 55 to 65 strawberry plants.
There’s very little maintenance to my strawberries. Now that they’ve filled up the plot I hardly ever need to weed them and since they’re in a raised bed they can’t spread anywhere I don’t want them to. During a dry spell I might need to water them, but usually the spring rains keep everything wet enough. The best part is that as old strawberry plants grow old and die, new ones will take their place, so there’s not a lot of cost involved.
The best part? After very little work you get bowls of delicious, delicious strawberries. I figure eating homegrown strawberries is the closest thing to heaven on earth.
Unless you are eating homegrown strawberries while watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A little vampire slaying makes everything better.