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The first item on my Garden Journal to – do list was to clean up my strawberry bed. With gloves on my fingers and a rake in my hands I proceeded to gently rake up the leaves and dead growth from the berry bushes. Unfortunately my strawberry patch has been attacked by unwanted crab grass so I worked hard to remove as much of the pesky grass as I could. As is typical with many of my early spring projects where I find myself getting a little too forceful with the hard packed dirt I accidently thrust the tip of my rake into the drip line… my husband will be delighted to see that I have added “repair the sprinkler in the strawberries” to his list of things to do.
- June Bearing, which provide fruit in late May to June
- Ever bearing, which will produce a crop in the spring and again in the fall.
- Day-neutrals, which will continue to produce fruit throughout the summer.
On an unrelated side note. Decorative rocks look great as long as they are kept clean. My rocks surrounding my strawberry patch are always filled with leaves and gunk after the winter time. After my efforts of removing the rocks, sweeping out the leaves, and replacing the rocks into their piles they look clean and fresh again.