Driving past this year's strawberry field, Nigel was very happy to see the guys have had a chance to get in there to "clean it up" aka, pull weeds. The plants looked wonderful, turning the yellows of autumn, and still had a lot of strawberries.
Continuing on our tour several fields away we came up to the new strawberry planting, and that field was lusciously green. The contrast between the two is incredible, so I asked my expert what the heck was going on? Nigel explained that the new strawberry plants come out of cold storage and they haven't yet cycled into fall/winter mode yet, as they are still in the fast growing stage we typically see in early spring. The field of new strawberries for next year is looking really healthy and strong, promises of a great crop to come.