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Strawberries

2017

Closed for the Season

How we plant strawberries: 


If you ever wonder how we plant strawberries on this scale, this is how it is done.
 
After the soil is prepared and the black plastic beds are made, we use a tractor and water-wheel planter to get the job done. Trays of strawberry plugs are stacked on the planter and off we go.






















As the planter passes over the plastic beds, the wheel punches holes in the plastic and puts a little water in each of the holes.

 
 






















An able-bodied helper is poised to hand-plant a plug in each hole. With two people walking behind, each plant finds a home and each hole finds a plant.
 























Speaking of able-bodied helpers ...
  
Our helpers are one of our greatest assets on the farm. We were lucky to find this special crew and wouldn't trade them for the world!