Strawberries

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Got all of our strawberry boxes built & planted.
Now for some sunshine & warm to get them going.

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Nauvoo, AL(Zone 7a)

I love it.
Thats a lot of strawberries.
What kind of soil mixture did you use?

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Mostly Miracle Grow Potting soil. Old spent peat type stuff mixed in. We add 19-19-19 fertilizer to it also.

Roswell, NM(Zone 6a)

WOW Bernie~~ Those are beautiful! What's that metal railing looking thing just below the boxes and what did you use for the base of the boxes and did you drill drainage holes? Is that your farm off to the left where you grow your onions?????? Just GORGEOUS!!

PrissyJo

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

The boxes just sit on the legs, they are not fastened down. The metal is just bracing for the legs. Yes, there are onions out there.
I'll take some pics tomorrow of the rest of the garden.

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Day late & a dollar short, but I have pictures.
These are the onions by the strawberries.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Here's the berries.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Overall view of our garden. Goes as far as you see curved rows.

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Hit send to quick.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Planted tomatoes in hoophouse yesterday.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Plants waiting to go in the garden.

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Roswell, NM(Zone 6a)

wow oh wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Absolutely fantastic. Just beautiful!!! I hate to be jealous of anyone... but....

What a great set up and just beautiful land. I know you've put a lot of hard work into it but it was definitely worth it!! Gorgeous!

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Put row covers over cucumber seed rows this morning. First time we tried this. Supposed to make them earlier.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

2 rows done !

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Fayetteville, AR(Zone 7b)

Oh WOW!!!!! That's awesome!! I'll be up to buy some strawberries from you, we can't get them to grow down here for squat for some reason, the ones we have growing are planted in the front flowerbed and are putting on this itty bitty berries and the ones in the garden where the good dirt is aren't growing at all, I think they died.

(Zone 5a)

Bernie, your work and results ARE awesome! I've seen bits and pieces over the years, but it's nice to have a bigger picture. You really need to add the potato operation :o)

St. Louis County, MO(Zone 5a)

Wow, gorgeous.

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

I should take a new picture. Strawberries are in full bloom!

(Zone 5a)

Absolutely!

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Here we go.

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Roswell, NM(Zone 6a)

Wow Bernie they're beautiful. How many strawberries do you get from each plant? I planted 6 plants (!) this year and have never grown them before.

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

About 4 or 5 on the first blossoms, but they continue blooming all summer.

(Zone 5a)

They're beautiful! I love the bed they're in. That's the way to go!

Davenport, IA(Zone 5a)

Bernie,

I love it.
No more standing on your head to pick strawberries. Fantastic!

You are so innovative, just a true example of a forward thinking market grower. Kudos to you and your crew!

Deanna

San Diego-ScrippsR, CA(Zone 10a)

Everything looks so neat, and clean, and healthy! Awesome job.

Tomah, WI

Bernie, how did your strawberries produce this season? Picking must have been so much easier! Awesome beds!

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

They are just getting going good. I pick Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday mid day & late on Friday. So far 4 to 7 pints per picking. Berries are getting bigger every time.
I sold these Saturday.

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Orange, CA(Zone 10b)

WOW to everything. I love the strawberries off the ground idea. Will try it on a (much) smaller scale here And Jumbo Free Range Eggs for $3.00 a dozen. What a deal!

Crossville, TN

Bernie....I love seeing all the pictures of your farm. Jo

Calgary, Canada

I am very impressed with your farm garden.
Thank you for showing us the pictures.
I am wondering how deep those strawberry boxes are?

I saw a U-pick operation out in B.C.
They had it in a greenhouse.
The strawberry plants were in square baskets which were stacked.
The stacking was such that baskets were alternated so the corners were planted with strawberry plants. The corners of every other basket lined up.
Each "tower" of baskets was as tall as an adult could pick from.

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

5" sides, but not full of soil. Soil is probably 4" deep.

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

I enjoyed the fruits of my labor this afternoon.

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Crossville, TN

I could also enjoy the fruits of your labor....Jo

(Zone 5a)

Bernie, AWESOME strawberries!!! I can smell them!

DELICIOUS!!!

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

How will they winter over?

Middle, TN(Zone 6b)

They make my mouth water just looking at their photos. Wish I had a big bowl full with vanilla ice cream on top. Sniff sniff!

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

We will use new plants every year.
Maybe some will follow me to KY.

Middle, TN(Zone 6b)

I will be watching out for them. By the way, remember me asking you if the green and cream colored oregano I got from you at last year's roundup is edible? I don't want to poison anyone.

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Starting the second flush of berries. These are huge!

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Nauvoo, AL(Zone 7a)

Wow, they turned out great. Beautiful! I love it.
What variety of strawberry did you grow?

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