So those farmers are pretty stupid right? How about this math, you got 2 parts in the strawberry field, one with plastic one without, than you got 4 different varieties of strawberries, than you got 2 sections of a field, mix that with one side being planted by hand and one by tractor pulled horse drawn transplanter, made in 1915. 3200 plants, 1600 in plastic, 200 per row, but double rows per bed. So no, we strive for imperfection here. That is only one step up from clusterfuck by the way, and we pretty much did that. Not quite sure what variety is where and how much, but you know what, they have been planted.
Labor of love probably, Joey, X, John and Gail were here. But how many pints (at what price) you get per plant before you break even? . But nevertheless, I was completely happy today, doing what I like to be doing. I practiced being a boss, telling people what to do, running 2 tractors, doing menial labor, in the sun with a beautiful 70 degree sunshine, at 1.599.333 miles from the sun, in September.
And the funnest thing (well, not really), I was putting this strawberry blog together, and all of a sudden tears I had wanted for a while came, they came and they came. I called my dad's wife and then we bawled together for a while. Thanks Dad, I really hope those strawberry plants will fill up a cigar box of money.
Pieter Los, born in Scotland, raised in the Netherlands, lost in the USA. .