[Market-farming] strawberries

Lucy Goodman goodows at infinet.com
Fri Feb 18 16:05:31 EST 2005


We grow day neutral strawberries and leave 
them in the ground (on plastic red IRT mulch) 
for at least 3 years. We have one bed that is 
on its' third year and another that is on 
its' second. We would have a new bed planted 
but we thought we were leaving this farm this 
winter and decided last fall there was no 
need to put in another bed.

We have had success planting either in fall 
or early spring with both the June bearing 
and the day neutral/everbearing types.

The instructions on the day neutral berries 
said they won't overwinter well but since we 
have ours in a hoophouse we have no problems. 
this year our 2 year old bed has had zero 
protection (other than a heavy snow cover 
during the coldest part of the winter) and 
are many weeks from breaking dormancy so at 
this point i don't know if they will make it.

Lucy Goodman
New Paris, OH

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