[Market-farming] strawberry planting

Tradingpost tradingpost at gilanet.com
Sun Feb 13 10:10:20 EST 2005


I don't know strawberriy growing, and I'm wondering what they've done to
make supermarket strawberries so tasteless. Is it the bred varieties or the
harvesting, fertilizer, or what? 

paul tradingpost at gilanet.com
http://largocreekfarms.com
http://medicinehill.net

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On 2/13/2005 at 10:09 AM robert schuler wrote:

>Most strawberries grown on plastic today are annual types, you plant them
>through plastic in fall, harvest from mother plant in spring then pull up
>the crop and double crop a vegetable on the same plastic mulch. Its very
>hard to grow perennial strawberries on plastic, getting the runners to
stay
>put where you want them is like getting your two year old kid to stay in
>the
>yard. The annual types are far more productive and a lot easier to keep
>weed
>free... Bob.
>
>road's end farm wrote:
>
>>
>> Yes, that's a good point; planting in landscape fabric or plastic mulch
>> would work. If the mulch is dark, you might need straw over it to keep
>> the berries from overheating, and if you want runners to set you'd have
>> to set them through the mulch yourself.
>
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