July 4, 2008 – Strawberry Renovation

This might not look like much, but it is an important part of strawberry health.  After the berries have completed bearing for the year, I mow them down at the highest level I can and then spread compost on the patch.

This encourages the plants to send out healthy runners to improve the patch.  The berries were plentiful this year due to the rain, but the taste was not as sweet as year’s past until the very end of the season when things finally dried out a little.  I hunted down the last few hidden berries after I mowed, for a sweet goodbye to the strawberry season.

one year ago…”Three Minutes at a Time”

One thought on “July 4, 2008 – Strawberry Renovation

  1. Looks like things have calmed down on the weather front up there. Gonna take a long time to recover from this Spring. Lot of my riding buddies headed up for RAGBRAI in a few weeks. Too big of a ride for me! I did it in 1984, before it was the party event that it is now.

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