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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

When Do I Plant?

When i first moved to upstate New York, I asked the simple question: When do I plant?  In a previous post I talked about getting information from traditional resources. I'll list all of the bits of information I received and then what I, years later, do.

When can I put plants out?

  • Plants can go out after May 15th
  • You can put them out on Memorial day
  • The first week of June
When is the last snow?
  • May 1st
  • May 15th
And then I met a little old lady that told me she saw snow, as a child, on June 12th.

Strawberries - Picture Of The Day 01-14-2013

I usually have 100 ever bearing strawberry plants. I used to grow golf ball size annual strawberries but I found that slugs loved them more that I did.  I got tired of getting excited about seeing a golf ball size strawberry grow only o see a slug on it when i went o pick it. The ever bearing are nice because they are constant source of supply of little flavor bombs. If I'm having a bad day, I just pop a couple in my mouth and things seem better. 

I have deep beds so the strawberry roots can get plenty of water.

Tonight the Forecast is 25F