Last spring I ordered two dozen Honeoye Strawberry plants. I had pulled out the old ever bearing odds and ends. I'd decided I'd rather have a mass of strawberries in June. Or did I say a Mess of Strawberries? The first year you should pinch off the blooms and runners so the plant can put more energy into establishing roots. I did not. I enjoyed the light crop of new berries.
|The strawberry patch last August after Renovation|
Last August, I "renovated" the bed which involves trimming back the foliage and runners and organizing what is left into neat rows. I suppose at this point I should add that before I planted my new plants, I amended the bed with compost and blood meal.
And now look.
The strawberry patch is literally bursting at the seams.
The plants are loaded with berries and they simply cannot contain themselves.
I'm looking forward to seeing some red berries