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3 December 2008 - The layer of straw over the strawberry plants protects them from winter winds, snow and ice. It's like a winter blanket, and in the Spring acts as a mulch around the plants to warm them up and hold the Spring rains close to the plant while it is coming out of dormancy. But it's a dirty job... breaking up the bales. Look at the dust beginning to form...
Ben and Maureen Allnutt
15604 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, Maryland 20837
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