Strawberries

Strawberries:

Strawberries were brought in with the raspberries, and the two lived together just fine for a long time. This year they are separate Since we separated them the strawberries are thriving like they have never before.

To Plant:

Planting strawberries is usually done by bare root plant. I think the seeds can be planted but we have not tried that yet. When planting you want a fertile sandy soil. When I say sandy I’m not talking beach, but a sandy blend with compost mixed in. T

hese are as simple as digging a hole a bit bigger than the root and planting it in. be sure to pat down the surrounding soil and water them in.

Harvesting:

Simply pinch the stem above the berry to harvest, and try not to eat them all before you get back in the house. That is the hardest part.


Notes:

A healthy dose of straw around the berry plants will help lock in the moisture, and deny the weeds a place to sprout. It will also help with rotting fruit.

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