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That sounds good. I like some wines, but not others. I'd try it.

We're eating strawberries right now since they just started. I have to make jam later this month for Mom and us.
 

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DH made me buy 8 strawberry plants - but, I don't have the strawberry bed ready. Actually, I want to plant them in the raised beds that he said he is making for me this fall. "but you can plant them in the garden area and move them later" he says. He also insists that I roto-till the entire garden area each fall and spring to keep the weeds down - if I don't, he does it for me. He roto-tilled the last batch of strawberries that I planted ...
 

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Have him sit down with a hot cup of tea... or a cold glass of lemonade... or the beverage of choice and watch this video:

https://www.documentarystorm.com/back-to-eden/

As for those strawberry plants: You will loose a whole season by not planting them in a dedicated bed NOW. Those plants need to be in the soil where they can spread their roots and send out runners this season. Those runners that start now will produce your crop of berries next spring. Do you have somewhere in your garden where the strawberries can co-habit? strawberries are great companions for corn. Or onions. Or garlic. You could even plant them between your tomatoes, or in your pepper bed. Or do a bed of lettuce, and tuck the strawberries in there. By the time you've harvested the lettuce, the berries will be ready to take over the whole bed.

Tell hubbs: "Thanks for the berries, but if you ever want to see a strawberry pie, those plants need to get into the soil NOW." Consider strawberries to be nomads in your garden. You will harvest from your bed, then let the runners spread to new ground. After harvest is complete, you can then mulch over the old bed, (or till if you must!) and let the newly established bed (from those runners) produce NEXT year's crop. The best way to make the most out of your garden foot print is to let some crops (like strawberries) share space.
 
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DH made me buy 8 strawberry plants - but, I don't have the strawberry bed ready. Actually, I want to plant them in the raised beds that he said he is making for me this fall. "but you can plant them in the garden area and move them later" he says. He also insists that I roto-till the entire garden area each fall and spring to keep the weeds down - if I don't, he does it for me. He roto-tilled the last batch of strawberries that I planted ...
I completely understand. It took me some time for my husband to accept that the garden was MY department MY domain.
 
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