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Strawberry Fields Forever

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Store bought strawberries are huge and often tasteless. There is nothing quite like a warm strawberry popped from plant to mouth.

Growth Requirements

Strawberries get their name from the common practice of laying down straw beside the plants to keep the berries from rotting in contact with damp ground. I know one farmer who grows them in eaves troughs on trestles. Strawberry jars are also common. But the easiest way is probably just to use landscape cloth.

Build your bed with ridges a few inches high. Cover with cheap landscape cloth. Cut slits, and plant your plants. When the plants develop runners, you can tuck them into pots for later transplant.

Water in mid day. You want the plants to dry off before sunset. This will reduce mold on the fruit.

Robins like strawberries too. A light weight row cover fabric can reduce their predation.

[Add info for row-cover low tunnels]

Tribute Strawberry. This is my first experiment at bringing in strawberries for sale. Very sweet, firm, and good flavour.

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