First harvest of the season for me

Yummy fresh strawberries.

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I forgot to mention this was the top patent variety at Nourse called Darselect. A must have for strawberry grower. Very productive, lots of runners, and sweet strawberry flavor.

Tony

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How does that stone mulch work?

I used large river rocks for landscaping throughout the my property and it worked good with strawberry too because of less moisture on the rocks and less water log so no rot.

Tony

So far this year I had been picking peaches and plums already. Then in another week I will start picking my garden.

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with the stone mulch, do the runners grab on their own or do you have to set them down in between the rocks by hand?

Ztom, so far the runners are on their own. I do thinned them out.

Tony

That is a really interesting idea using the stones as mulch, do you use a weed barrier under it?

Yes, but the strawberry roots went through them.

Tony