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Late Spring production

strawberry and asparagus

Our asparagus is slowing down, but the strawberries are just getting started.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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What variety of strawberry do you grow. we have "all-stars" and their shelf life is very short. considering starting a couple new rows next year with a different variety. any suggestions?
Comment by Justus Mon May 18 22:31:25 2015
Justus --- You can see our thoughts on strawberry varieties here and here. That said, we don't select for shelf life --- if anything, we select against it since tastier berries tend to be softer and less prone to store well. I pick our berries at least once a day, often twice a day, so shelf life is irrelevant.
Comment by anna Tue May 19 15:22:20 2015





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