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Strawberies
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Al /Mi    Posted 12-28-2004 at 17:44:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Say I was going to plant 2 acres of strawberries
this spring Am I going to get any the first year ???

Of course not I'll be to busy tending the stuipd
strawberries
Oh no I didn't post that did I ?


Zenia    Posted 12-29-2004 at 08:13:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here, empty lots interspersed within the suburban areas are planted as strawberry fields. Of the 5 or 6 I can think of off hand, from 1 acre to 5 acres, all are operated by Hmong or Laotian immigrants whoe I believe lease the land. They make long rows of raised dirt, with plastic or weed cloth so weeds are no problem. The strawberries are awesome! But so sweet, and not treated with a lot of chemicals so they have to be consumed within a day or two of purchase. Not like the store bought varieties. These strawberry plots with a stand seem to support whole families, but I don't think they would do well commercially because the strawberries are not like the genetically modified ones with the consistency of wood we find in the stores.


Zenia    Posted 12-29-2004 at 08:13:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here, empty lots interspersed within the suburban areas are planted as strawberry fields. Of the 5 or 6 I can think of off hand, from 1 acre to 5 acres, all are operated by Hmong or Laotian immigrants whoe I believe lease the land. THey make long rows of raised dirt, with plastic or weed cloth so weeds are no problem. The strawberries are awesome! But so sweet, and not treated with a lot of chemicals so they have to be consumed within a day or two of purchase. Not like the store bought varieties. These strawberry plots with a stand seem to support whole families, but I don't think they would do well commercially because the strawberries are not like the genetically modified ones with the consistency of wood we find in the stores.


Burrhead    Posted 12-28-2004 at 20:58:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
LMAO. Yep you'll probly be too tired from weeding the berries to even worry about getting any.


mark    Posted 12-28-2004 at 19:28:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
It depends on your first year philosophy. If your
one who picks the blossoms " so roots grow ",
no you won't. If you let them do their thing, you
should have berries.


Les    Posted 12-28-2004 at 17:59:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was down to Floriddy a couple winters ago, they were selling some big nice looking strawberries there to Plant City. I asked them what do they put on them berries down to Floriddy. They tell me they puts cow manure on 'em.
I tell 'em that's funny 'cause up to New Hampshah where I'm from, we generly puts cream and sugar on ours.


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 12-29-2004 at 02:29:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL....them retired folks from NY may do anything.......LOLagain


ron,ar LMAO    Posted 12-28-2004 at 17:54:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, I needed that,I have been in a rotten foul state of mind for a month now.


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