Archive for April, 2011

Planting Everbearing Strawberries

 

 

It is hard to believe it is already April of 2011!  The winter has flown by as we have stayed busy working on numerous projects around the farm. 

 Now that it is April, we are working on cleaning out last year’s everbearing strawberry plants and planting new ones. 

We are always asked why we replant when the strawberry plants themselves are everbearing.  By the end of our hydroponic strawberry season the plants tend to “run out of gas” and get “tired.”  The Michigan winters also take a toll on the plants and require us to plant new each year. 

It is a huge job as we now grow approximately 19,000 plants in our hydroponic strawberry field.