Starting bare root strawberries

This summer I received 2500 bare root strawberry starts. With that, one must ask themselves what to do with that amount of starts and how to approach what to do with them all. These starts in particular come from a commercial variety called ‘Tribute’. This variety is particularly desirable because of the large yields of sweet delicious berries and are hardy enough to survive cold wet winters.This hybrid strawberry was developed by the University of Maryland for large crops with good disease tolerance.   I began by pulling all the Read More …

In Honor of Herbs

I love growing herbs. They have so many great qualities to recommend them. They can be grown anywhere, even  in a small space, such as  a  kitchen window. For the most part, they  aren’t fussy, are easy to process and store, and only a few plants can supply you with wonderful flavor from your garden year round. I like to plant them in pots on the porch.  They are usually the  very first harvest, as leaves can be used as soon as there are enough to spare.  I  pinch a Read More …