Got all of our strawberry boxes built & planted.
Now for some sunshine & warm to get them going.
I love it.
Thats a lot of strawberries.
What kind of soil mixture did you use?
Mostly Miracle Grow Potting soil. Old spent peat type stuff mixed in. We add 19-19-19 fertilizer to it also.
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!!
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.
Overall view of our garden. Goes as far as you see curved rows.
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!
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.
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)
I should take a new picture. Strawberries are in full bloom!
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.
About 4 or 5 on the first blossoms, but they continue blooming all summer.
They're beautiful! I love the bed they're in. That's the way to go!
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!
Everything looks so neat, and clean, and healthy! Awesome job.
Bernie, how did your strawberries produce this season? Picking must have been so much easier! Awesome beds!
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!
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.
5½" sides, but not full of soil. Soil is probably 4" deep.
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!
We will use new plants every year.
Maybe some will follow me to KY.
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.
Wow, they turned out great. Beautiful! I love it.
What variety of strawberry did you grow?