Our first 2 rows were planted.
The next year they exploded in growth! Quickly went from 2 nice rows to a true "patch".
Enormous strawberry and tall plants! We the crop was larger than expected!
My son Jake (at age 4) was eating them straight from the vines but we did manage to make several batches of freezer jam. My daughter Kylie suggested we just squeeze the berries instead of slice which worked out quite well!
It was a bit runny but I thought I'd have plenty of years of practice to find the perfect consistency.
Well, I was dead wrong, 2012 brought us nothing....besides seeing the plants grow and not produce
I've already ordered my berries from Gurney's. 3 varieties some say they are as big as peaches! So we will see. We are thinking about going with the raised bed option.
As of today, the farm has about 2 feet of snow within the last week and 40 mph winds. We'll take the weatherman's word for it....Too cold to find out!
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