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I finally got some time to plant my strawberries! It is gorgeous out, and is just going to get better the rest of the week! Unfortunately, I have two night shift days to fulfill this week, so I'll be sleeping during several of these beautiful days.
I read a couple of sites that talked about how to plant strawberries that come in bundles. I read about crown depth, and how you have to plant them even with the soil. I'm hoping I did it right! The plants seem to be in pretty good shape. Lots of them have new growth showing, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes. I am NOT, however, looking forward to having to pinch off 2/3 of the blossoms this year (I have two types that are June-bearing, and one that is everbearing) plus five weeks worth of blossoms for the everbearing type. In retrospect, I wish I would have bought two everbearing, and one June-bearing type, but I can't change that now. It is going to be painful, but I know I'll get a stronger yield if I can just suck it up.
The peas are coming along. I have the first tendril that grabbed onto something, not quite the trellis, but it's still cool. I love seeing the way they do this!
Here are a few pictures of the turtles again :)
This is Nadine. She took off after I took this picture, carrot in tow. She was going to have her carrot, and no giant was going to take it from her!
This is Bernice. This is a VERY rare picture, and will be one of few I'll ever get of her. She is our shyest turtle by far, and we rarely catch a glimpse of her face.
Finally, I just thought I should share this. My only real neighbors are the two 60's ish women who live in the house that ours backs up against. I frequently share my love of gardening with them (and its produce!). One of them brought this to me while I was planting the strawberries, and said, "This is you, I thought you should have this!" I thought it was very sweet of her, and incredibly accurate! :) (You may have to double click on it to read it)