Despite all the rain we have been having (in which we are very grateful for) the Manteca harvest has been tough but we are making it happen. When the ground it wet it is not easy to dig our plants which makes harvest a challenge from time to time. These are some photos that were taken at sunrise on the morning of Thursday January 19, 2017.
Here are a few photos of some of the grower fields down in Oxnard. The plants are looking fantastic.
We have been documenting our growing fields in Shastina each month. Here is a little comparison to show how much the plants grow with in 30 days.
Traveled up to Macdoel on July 1st and snapped a few pics of the fields. The plants are looking awesome! Stay tuned for monthy updates on our growing season in Macdoel, CA.
Mel Fernandez has been sending me photos of some of the growers down in Southern California & Santa Maria. Here are some awesome photos of Darren's Berries Fields in Santa Maria, CA.
The plants are doing great down in Southern California. Here are a few photos of the Fronteras & Radiance from Surfside Farms down in Oxnard, CA.
Here are some neat photos from one of our growers down in San Luis Obispo, CA. Chumash Farms sent us these photos of some of our Sweet Ann variety strawberry that they have growing in their towers. Sweet Ann just so happens to be of of Lassen Canyon Nursery's own variety. The towers are a great way to grow strawberries with limited space availability. For example growing them on your deck would be a perfect use for the Tower. The towers look like they are a clean and weed free way to farm small or large scale strawberry patches. Plus who likes to bend over and pick strawberries?? The towers have berries at arms reach with out bending over as much as in raised beds. Here is a link to a website on how to build a tower. http://smsf-mastergardeners.ucanr.edu/Tips/How_to_build_a_strawberry_tower/