Starting a strawberry patch | Living the Country Life

Starting a strawberry patch

Betsy Freese talks about starting and maintaining your own patch

Radio interview source: Phil Johnson, owner, Walnut Springs Farm





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Editor Betsy Freese grew up toiling on her father's strawberry farm, but all the hoeing and weeding didn't turn her off to the delicious fruit. Now she's got a patch and her kids man the hoes. In today's show, Betsy and her dad talk strawberries, and he shares tips for starting your own patch, from site preparation to harvest.

Learn more about growing strawberries:

Strawberries: See Betsy's strawberry patch for yourself in this clip from the Living the Country Life television show, and get more tips for growing your own berries.

How to grow strawberries: Learn about some of the more popular strawberry varieties and learn how to grow them on your acreage.

Fresh strawberry desserts: Once you've got your strawberry patch established, what will you do with all that delicious fruit? Here's a slideshow of two dozen mouth-watering recipes made with fresh strawberries.

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