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The idea is to try and update these pictures as the season progresses if I have enough time.


Making beds in tunnels for strawberry planting
Preparing the ground fror strawberries
Making beds in tunnels ready for strawberry planting - February 2003
We have spread about 30 tons of muck on the fresh strawberry ground for this year.







Cleaning off the dead leaves in February
Honeybee making a strawberry
We have to clean all the dead leaves from the strawberry plants each spring.
We have honeybees to pollinate the flowers.




This is how we used to make and cover the new strawberry beds each spring.
Making outdoor beds ready for strawberry planting
Making outdoor beds ready for strawberry planting
The rear mounted rotovator breaks up the soil and forms the raised bed.
The black hopper on the front of the tractor drops fertiliser onto the bed ready for the rotovator to mix it with the soil.

Having made the beds we then have to lay a line of irrigation and cover the whole bed with polythene.
Making outdoor beds ready for strawberry planting
Making outdoor beds ready for strawberry planting
The reel of irrigation is on the top of the machine
and the polythene is underneath.