Strawberries have a simple beauty and appeal not lost on children. Whether grown in containers, mounds, or patches, they’re sure to please. For kids, ever-bearing varieties that produce intermittent berries all season are best.
This spring, my oldest daughter and I created a strawberry mound with some spare bricks and a little ingenuity. We amended the mound with Black Gold Garden Compost Blend and fertilized our berries with organic fertilizer for small fruits. Then let the berries begin!
About Jessie Keith
Plants are the lens Jessie views the world through because they’re all-sustaining. (“They feed, clothe, house and heal us. They produce the air we breathe and even make us smell pretty.”) She’s a garden writer and photographer with degrees in both horticulture and plant biology from Purdue and Michigan State Universities. Her degrees were bolstered by internships at Longwood Gardens and the American Horticultural Society. She has since worked for many horticultural institutions and companies and now manages communications for Sun Gro Horticulture, the parent company of Black Gold. Her joy is sharing all things green and lovely with her two daughters.
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