Monday, July 25, 2011

Strawberries for 2012....

We really missed not having our own strawberries at market this past June!  We are making sure that doesn't happen next year! Folks really missed our organic berries!  This is the process so that we have them for June 2012:
These is a bundle of root stock we got in from Nova Scotia this year.  Gorgeous plants, top quality.  Two new varieties this year.  Winter hardy, sweet and plentiful.  We shall see!  Our land makes all the difference I'm certain!
Ben pulling the clip planter.  Because of the quality of the Strawberry plants we planted 3 times as much as we had before!
Domingo and Manuel using the clip planter to plant the Strawberry plants.  I didn't think it would work, but was surprised to see the success.  This due to excellent plant quality. How many times can I stress the quality of these plants! Just beautiful.  G.W. Allen Nursery in Nova Scotia if you're wondering ;)
Planted Strawberries on July 13th, 2011.  For harvest June 2012. This is just the beginning.  Since they have been planted they have been irrigated, cultivated and are turning a nice lush green.  A lot of maintenance during the growing season and then 'straw' later in the year for over wintering. Look forward to some excellent quality organic Strawberries for 2012 from us!