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Strawberry Bed Refresh

June 7th, 2018

Our strawberry patch is 6 years old now and in need of a refresh. With the redesign of the main garden, they need to be moved to make way for a walkway. Instead of digging up the plants we have to transplant, I decided to purchase new plants.

Since ‘Sparkle’ are our favorite berries, I ordered 50 crowns from Nourse Farms. They are my go-to source for asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, and other soft fruits.

Since the area of the garden where I want to put all the soft fruit is new and the soil hasn’t been amended, we decided to try some of the strawberries in raised beds. I got this cedar from the local mill, I was able to trade eggs for it. These new plants won’t produce berries this year, but we still have the old patch for that. We’re looking forward to lots of berries in years to come.

What’s your favorite soft fruit?

3 Comments to “Strawberry Bed Refresh”
  1. Nebraska Dave on June 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Susy, my favorite soft fruit would have to be strawberries or raspberries. I have a strawberry bed but don’t get many strawberries from the bed. Not because it don’t produce but because I just don’t get there before the birds and animals get there. I’m planning on building a new bed with a cage to keep the varmints out so I can get more than a hand full of berries.

    Have a great strawberry building bed day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. Jodiana on June 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I was just looking at out bed and realizing it would be time to start new in a dif location. I’m not really sure what variety I will buy yet. We love strawberries so whatever I do I need to get my but in gear!!

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  3. angie on June 14, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I need to put in new strawberry plants too! We ended up getting a bunch from the place your sister uses.

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