Sunday, May 5, 2013

Square Foot Gardening with Strawberries

   We're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with the spring garden cleanup; though, there are always a few leaves that insist on hanging onto their branches throughout the winter only to fall after we have raked and cleaned the gardens, causing me much frustration. Regardless, it was a good day to add to our Square Foot Gardening Project.

   Instead of building two new squares with lumber and nails, we decided to purchase these eco-friendly raised beds from Home Depot.  They were on sale and turned out to be much cheaper than buying wood. Not only that, but they offered free shipping over a certain dollar amount when pruchased online, so they were delivered right to our door. (This is not a paid advertisement for Home Depot.  As a matter of fact the price we paid was only offered for a short time, so I won't mention it here.) And they were very easy to assemble, so my husband tells me.
   These two lovely beds will be for our strawberries.  We purchased Junebearing varieties because it is safer with our climate.  One box will hold All Star and the other box will hold Honeoye.  Both plants claim to have large, juicy fruit, good for freezing.
   Now for the long wait.  I won't see any berries until June of 2014!  My patience will surely be tested, but I'm sure the wait will be worth it. And my Square Foot Garden experiment will have one more notch in it's belt, with the addition of strawberries.

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