It is finally October! October is one of my favorite months for several reasons; (1) It is finally fall, (2) Halloween, (3) Pumpkin flavored everything, and (4) Scary movies all month long. I could keep going but that would turn into a novel and no one wants that.
Anyways, back to the important stuff. October also means that we finally built our strawberry rain gutter garden here at Howdy Farm! The original plan was to make a strawberry "wall" but our design plans changed and it ended up looking like this before we planted our bare-root varities which were chandler and sequoia:
Overall I am really happy to see how well my project ended up turning out. Even though we had design plans change, I am so excited for my little baby strawberry plants to start growing. This was my favorite week so far at howdy farm. Getting to actually help drill holes and build a frame was such a learning experience for me and I can't wait to see the plants start producing fruit. (Strawberries are my favorite fruit if you couldn't tell.)
I hoping that these last few weeks of heat don't have too much of an effect on the plants because it would be sad to see all of these brand new plants heat damaged, I guess I'll see on Monday how they are doing in their new home!
We also planted some of the plants in raised beds to compare the growth and production of the fruit. I will keep you readers updated on how my project is going! Have a great week everyone!