Strawberries!

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Yesterday I gathered these from my "Strawberry Barrow"

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These aren't quite ripe yet.

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The ones in your hand sure look big. I love the first crop. They are always the biggest and prettiest. That wheelbarrow looks like it's producing quite a bit for the amount of space.

Mary
 

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I need some strawberry advice.
(1) Do they grow better in containers? I have read about growing them in those--I was thinking about a whiskey barrel and growing them at my DD's house.
(2) Do they like acidic soil?
(3) Do they hate to "get their feet wet?"
(4) Do you start from seed or buy the starts?

Thanks! I can never get enough strawberries and I am truly jealous!
 

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The ones in your hand sure look big. I love the first crop. They are always the biggest and prettiest. That wheelbarrow looks like it's producing quite a bit for the amount of space.

Mary
I have used that wheel barrow for years for strawberries. Just add some compost and steer manure now and then.
 
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