A strawberry picking crew of John McClure in Rhea County from the early 1900s.
Friday, April 26, 2013Author: Pat Guffey
(Last modified: 2013-04-26 17:04:03)
Source: The Herald-News
As time nears for the appearance of those delicious strawberries in Rhea County, we begin our journey with the agricultural production of the plants. Strawberry plants are grown in most garden soils, but a larger crop is produced with richer soil. Strawberries are planted in rows, usually around three feet apart, with plants set eighteen inches apart in the rows. The plants are affected more than most crops by both rain and cooler temperatures. In commercial production, the plants are propagated from runners.
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