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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:15 pm 
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I need to mulch between the row yet but so far I'm at least getting blooms.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:52 pm 
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They look great! They'd be bunny food here, or deer. I do have a few growing though.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:28 pm 
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Dave, I am sooooooooooooo green with envy!!! See: :mrgreen: (current photo of me! :lol: ) We've had so much rain that I only got about a quart off of mine. In spite of the use of a good fungicide, all of the rest of them rotted before they got ripe. :evil: I didn't even see any sign where birds or bugs got any! :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:33 am 
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My son-in-law's family raises strawberries on a farm in Oregon. So I'm hoping to get some good tips from him.
He had one suggestion I nipped though, using herbicides to control the weeds.
May change the type of berry I grow for bigger berries, if I can get someone that ships to Alaska.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:24 pm 
MY EYES, MY EYES - someone please hurry over & cover them up. I've seen something too wonderful for my brain to absorb - lol!!!

Seriously - looks great. I haven't started strawberries here, although I plan to. Would like to do everbearers & a border of Alpines. Unfortunately, they're deer & bunny candy here, so coverups, etc., would be necessary - but I can dream, can't I? :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:01 pm 
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What a beautiful setup... How did the berries taste? How big of an area is that?

I am with you on no Herbicides.... I like eating my berries right from the plant while doing my morning walk. To control weeds for my 20 plants, I put down weed block fabric, cutting a hole for the plants. Next I shovel 1" of compost on top of the weed block. Sure it took me 90 extra minutes up front but know I have 3 years of no weeds.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:20 am 
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After thinking hard all day at work, I kind of enjoy the mindlessness of weeding - so no herbicides needed in my garden. Sometimes I space out and pull up good guys - oops! :shock: Slugs on the other hand need sluggo, but that doesn't go on the plants themselves.

I have some white alpine strawberries, the first of which I had yesterday. Very good, but only like 0.5cc. I'll have to save seed from the next one to sow more since they don't make runners. Allegedly, birds think the white berries aren't ripe and leave them alone.

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