I am not very experienced gardener, especially in growing strawberry.
I am growing everbering and june berring types and I do not have much sun in the garden, which may be the reason I do not have big harvest.
The first type of berries I got was Ozark beauty - and the plants and 3 years old now.
You can see the plant inself is pretty healthy after the winter. I was covering them with oak leaves.
It was a lit of snow this winter and some of plants did not survive - I see the growing point is rotting and 3-4 plants so I have to remove them.
Last year I planted 3 more bareroot types - 1. Honeoye That's how the bed was look like after the winter - plants covered with wood shaving and leaves.
I did not see berries last (the first) summer.
I was also surprised that some of the plants roots are out of the soil.
I checked the plants, removed the old mulch, added compost to the roots and new mulch - wood shaving again.
The bed after the clean-up.
Two other types are Tristar and Tribute, everbering types - they were very productive last year.
My experiment was of growing them on the black mulch. I like this idea, no weeds, but I lost 5 plants this winter. The plants were pulled out of the ground and frozen.
The Tristar plants after cleaning.
My absolutely love is alpine strawberry - last year I added to my collection -
Small plants, with green-yellow leaves and everbering berries with very strong smell!
Not so much but as a treat!
There is one of the bed under my red currant bushes.
This one is a wild strawberry that was brought from NH forest and overwintered here.
My harvest today is some of the volunteer garlic.
Last year I planted some bulbs here and there to deter deers and also some of the small bulbs I probably missed to harvest. And now I have volunteers everywhere.
The whole garlic bed, planted in different time.
Overwintered lettuce and asian cabbage.
The first of the bulbs.
Green peas planted a week ago.
Shared at:Daphne’s Dandelions “Harvest Monday” where everyone can share links to their harvest or how they are using their harvests for the week.