We transplanted 1100 Chandler plants purchased from G & W Nurseries of Damascus. The NOP rules allow for conventionally started plugs over-wintered in an Organic system to be certified.
Last year we lost most of our transplants because we planted them too deep, it is critical not to bury the crown with strawberries.
We are leaving the advertisement side of our billboard tarps face up this year with hopes that the darker colors will warm the ground better.
We finished off the bay with another 75 bare root plugs that Bob Barnhill had extra from the 35,000 he planted. So far after a week in the ground, the plants look good and we have not had any fatalities.
CSA starts in mid May of 2013, the members will have first pick of the strawberries and we will sell the extras at our markets.
And I wonder why we have not made any money growing strawberries!
Let's hope the third time is a charm for Strawberries at North Pulaski Farms!