Monday, May 9, 2011

Spring Planting

According to the book, you should plant your strawberry plants about a foot and a half apart in rows three feet apart.

There's a lot of bending, kneeling and shuffling when you do it by hand...

...but with 200 plants we managed to put in ten rows about twenty or so feet long in several hours. I was happy that we hadn't ordered any more.

A final pass with the disk before planting blueberry bushes.

The book says to plant your blueberry plants about 8 feet apart with 8 feet between rows. We only had 12 plants so we put them in two rows of six.

That leaves a considerable area of ready tilled soil unplanted. However, I have placed an order for six grapevines, which should be planted even farther apart. This plot has a hump and I don't think the higher drier ground would be that good for blueberries anyway. But if all goes well, we can add more next year.

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