Back in February, I decided that I would finally order some more bare root strawberries. Strawberries are one of the first things that I ever grew. Unfortunately, at the time I had planted them near my neighbor’s yard. He would consistently come into the yard in the middle of the night and steal every single one of them. At one point, he harvested every single berry from over 500 plants. Ugh.
Now that I’ve got a fence around the yard, I’ve decided to give them another try this year. Maybe I’ll actually get to harvest some of the fruit! I ordered 100 bare root plants from Nourse Farms online. The main reason I chose them was because the price and shipping were the most reasonable that I could find. Plus, the reviews were all positive.
After soaking the roots in water for a bit, as per the usual procedure for planting bare root strawberries, I planted them into the yard. Admittedly, I definitely packed the plants into a very small space. Ideally I should have spaced them out more, but it is what it is. The variety I purchased is called ‘Evie 2’. It’s a day neutral variety that supposedly produces throughout the entire growing season. When ordering I had overlooked the fact that this is a patented variety – that means no propagation. I strongly dislike patented plant varieties.
Overall, I’m really glad to once again have strawberries in my garden. Even though it’s only been a couple days, every single plant has started to put on new green growth. I’m so excited to have fresh strawberries once again!