Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring cleaning

Some jobs Jeff can take care of and for others we need extra help.   Jeff is spraying the grass in the middle of the rows.  During the fall and winter, the grass helps with erosion  and weed control.  The spray doesn't hurt the strawberries, thank goodness.  The dead grass makes a nice walking surface for picking berries, too.

Our helpers are going to need backrubs after hand weeding the fields today!  The weeds aren't bad this year, but we check every plant to make sure the old leaves from winter and weeds are cleaned away.  It usually takes 2 days to finish this project.  All the strawberries need now is sun, sun, sun!

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