June 1, 2012
Last season we devoted 1/4th off our raised beds to strawberries and while we had some success with the plants themselves nothing prepared us for the huge berry haul we had this spring. We were able to transplant some of the “runners” the long tendrils that the strawberry plants send out and this spring strawberries took over half our raised beds. The mix of rain and sun we’ve had has been incredibly good for the plants. Every couple of days we seem to be picking off at least a pound of berries. We’re losing some to pests, but we’ve learned a great deal about how to manage the plants and next year will be even better. A fresh warm strawberry straight from the garden is something most people may have never experienced but it is a surprising treat.