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Everyday-Vegetables, Vol 3-2015
March 10, 2015

It's Time to Plant

It is time to think about strawberries. Strawberry plants will be here in our local nursery this month.

I like to keep my eye out and get there early. Strawberries come in bare root bundles this time of year and are very reasonable but they sell out very fast.

Bare root strawberries are more affordable than the potted berries that are available later in the season.

I started growing strawberries a couple of years ago. It was an experiment because strawberries can become weed patches if left unattended.

I wasn’t convinced that growing my own berries was worth it. After all you can buy them fairly cheap in the spring.

But I am glad I did. I now grow ever bearing plants and I rotate them every two years. Follow the instructions for growing strawberries.

I am able to grow gallons of berries. I keep them picked every few days and enjoy berries until the winter frosts.

It is time to plant your peas. Growing peas are one of the first vegetables we can plant here in the north. I plant about one pound of peas in rows about ten feet long.

Sow your peas thick as you will be able to harvest more peas in a smaller amount of space.

Sowing peas heavier will require more nutrients and plenty of water especially while your pea pods are forming.

Peas planted in March will be ready to harvest in June. Last year I was able to put nineteen pints bags of peas in the freezer.

The kids love to eat fresh peas from the garden!

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