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Strawberry Harvest 2010
Strawberry Field March 5, 2010
Great growth over the winter!
(compare to the October photo just after planting)
Rolling up one of the frost
protection covers for the third time this season, after being applied the day
before our 1½ inch SNOW on February 23rd! More than likely, we will be
doing this several more times over the next three or four weeks.
Lots of blooms that will be ripe
berries in about 30 days, with just a few that have already dropped their
pedals and will be ready sooner.
The first week of April should
have a heavy concentration of ripe berries!
A few blooms got "zapped" by an
unexpected 25° freeze on the morning of Feb. 18th, just after we removed the
covers the day before, after being on for three weeks. The blooms needed
to be exposed for bee pollination, and we knew that the next several days were
going to be too windy and wet to handle the covers. So, we gambled, and
lost about 25% of the open blooms. (Strawberry plants continue to bloom
for a couple of months.)