A new bed of strawberries   Leave a comment

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Yesterday I dug up all the old strawberry plants, replenished the soil with compost, and planted new plants (from the runners).  I usually do one row at a time, so it’s not such a big job, but I had neglected to do anything at all for 2 years, and it was time to replace both rows.  Ideally, you replace one row a year, and then next year you’ll have mature plants giving lots of berries and new plants giving large, but not so many berries.  Strawberry plants really only last about 3 years and then they get tired.  But they put out lots of free runners.  A little bit of work every fall, and you’ll have sweet juicy strawberries every June.  You CANNOT buy these in a grocery store!

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Posted October 8, 2007 by cindyeo in strawberries

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