Spring has finally sprung around our place! We have been blessed with several gorgeous sunny days in the high 60’s-70’s last week and this week we have had a few days of 80’s! The birds are singing and all around our little place there is new growth to be found…except for our 10 bare root strawberry plants. Sigh 😦
It has been 2 weeks now and there has been absolutely no visible change. They still look exactly like they did when we planted them.
|Bare Root Strawberry Crowns At Planting|
Since it has been such beautiful weather with rain and watering we are starting to worry. Researching them I fear we really should have soaked them 20 minutes before planting to revive the dormant plants. However, I have found much online that says it is all about keeping the plant bundled (heeled) in dirt or in a cool place to keep the roots from drying out. I have found many websites and forums that suggest it is all about the storage process from the time they are lifted until planting. Still, a few of them had very tiny young sprouts so they did not appear to be dried out or dead at that point.
I do apologize for the photo quality of the peppermint plant. I did get a new camera so hopefully once I figure it out, maybe my pictures will be a better quality. It is just a point and shoot, but about the best point and shoot with a good optical zoom you can get without jumping to a large fancy camera with exchangeable lenses. I love photographs, but I am no photographer so a point and shoot is the only way to go for me. Surely, it will be better than my iPhone camera.
We also planted our 8 tomato plants and 8 pepper plants in the garden. I am sure I’ll post some pictures on them at some point. Do you have a farmers market nearby that you go to? What have you planted lately?