Tuesday, May 27, 2008

One million...I mean, thousand strawberry plants

Last Wednesday, we were getting ready to go to town, when the Feed & Seed called and said our strawberry plants that we ordered had arrived...All 1000 of them! So, we switched gears and prepared to plant strawberries. Some friends came to our rescue by volunteering to help. I don't know how long it would have taken us without their help (a LONG time), but thanks to them, we got the job done in a day. The garden was REALLY muddy that day, and we all got covered in mud, but it was fun anyway.

With strawberries, you have to be patient. We won't get any berries from them this year, but next spring, Lord willing, we'll have lots.

-Tricia Ann

Jacob doing a mud-version of his famous River Dance act


*j-u-l-e-s* said...

Hey Trish! Is it too late to plant strawberries for this season? We've started a {very small} garden and that's the one thing we're lacking that I wanted to put in.

Hope you guys are doing well!

Julie :o)

The Lingo Clan said...

Hey Julie!

It's not too late to plant them. You probably won't get a lot of berries this year, though. We plan to pull off all the blooms this year which will allow all the plants' energies to be focused on developing a strong root system and hopefully give us a bumper crop of berries next spring.


Anonymous said...

That is a LOT of strawberry plants! Are you planning to start a business? If not, that is a lot of canning!