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Out With The Old

July 11th, 2018

The strawberry patch was in need of removal last year, which didn’t happen because I spent too much time traveling in the spring/early summer. I started pulling the plants last fall, but didn’t get that far. Now that strawberry season it over, all the crowns are being removed to make way for other produce.

We will still have strawberries, they will just be in raised beds in the new soft fruit section of the main garden. I purchased 50 new crowns this spring. We also have a few ‘Old North Sea’ strawberry crowns that will be transplanted and propagated. Next year we will have a small harvest, but the following years should be decent. We are looking to reduce the number of strawberries but add other soft fruits, like red and black raspberries, currants, and blueberries.

Do you grow strawberries in your garden?

One Comment to “Out With The Old”
  1. Nebraska Dave on July 23, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    yes, I have strawberries but have yet to get many. it seems every kind of animal and bird likes them too. every year I have good intentions to make protection for them but haven’t yet. maybe next year will be the year of protection. My cabbage needs protection from cabbage flies as well.

    have a grear day in the garden.

    Nebraska Dave]

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