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  • stephen sinnott

    November 14, 2020 at 5:35 am

    Mine will be quite different taste wise, I am reducing nitrates as much as possible and focusing on amino acids as the nitrates encourage disease and dilute flavour so I will be using things like fish hydrosolate, vinasse, humic acids seaweed and a lot more to produce very healthy plants in a biologically active compost/ media mix, I am doing pots so that I can make my own mix.

    I agree about the strawberries being best grown on drills but that comes with plenty of problems like slugs birds and slow picking speeds.

    Most growers use elsanta variety which I would never bother with, I am using outstanding french varieties which are crossed with wild strawberries.

    I saw a hilarious ad for wexford strawberries a few years ago, it had a grower talking about the wexford soil growing the best taste and the camera zoomed out and he was standing in a concrete floored greenhouse with strawberries growing in grow bags…. I found it funny anyway.