Anyhow, they are coming along and there should be a lot of fruit out there this season - hopefully!
|Our little strawberry Sadie sitting in the patch 2016.|
|dormant strawberry plants spring 2015|
" The plants came from G.W. Allen in Nova Scotia. Certified Organic plants are not readily available, so we do buy the conventional ones. So last year we got the shipment of 'druggy' dormant plants and planted them in our organic soil. I look at this process as like 'rehab' for the young strawberries plants! They root down into organic compost rich soil, are weeded by hand and cultivated. We also bed them down with organic straw! By this year when they began to blossom and grow they were just fueling themselves with all organic goodness! The patch was alive with bees and critters and most importantly NO chemical CRAP like fungicides or pesticides have been dumped on them!!! Organic strawberries smell amazing!"
That about sums it up for this years oncoming crop!! One day, yes, I want to try growing organic plants from seed myself. A nice heritage variety. This is another big job that is not an easy one. I need to do a lot of research into properly growing them and making sure I can actually grow hardy perennial varieties before I can tackle a new job like this one.
|Men planting the strawberries spring 2015|
|Our organic straw 2015|
|Jessie cultivating berries 2015|
|Laying down the straw this spring 2016|
|Jewel variety we grew in 2009|