Friday, December 7, 2012

What's hiding under that straw?

Why strawberries, of course!

While it was nice and warm this week, cold is on its way. I'm sure of it. But our strawberries will be toasty warm underneath a thick bed of straw mulch. I scattered it over the patch this week to protect the plants from cold temperatures that can kill the buds and injure roots and crowns.

Then in the spring, we'll remove the straw and feast on the beautiful berries. The wait is long; but so worth it.

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