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Planting Strawberries at Logan Farms

October 10, 2005

Photos and text by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Planting Strawberries at Logan Farm 
Sanford, NC
Bill and Daniel Logan

planting strawberries

The Logan family raises a wide variety of horticultural crops including vegetables, strawberries, and nursery and greenhouse crops. They also raise poultry, hay, straw, and field corn. The strawberries that their customers enjoy in the spring are planted in early October. For one day a year the Logans bring in outside workers to get the plants in the ground. It takes the crew most of the day to get all the beds planted.

Take a virtual farm tour of Logan Farms!

close-up of fresh-dug strawberry plants

The fresh-dug strawberry plants are shipped from Canada. This bundle shows the abundant root and shoot growth.

planting strawberry plants

This farmworker moves quickly down the beds, planting a double row of strawberry plants. It’s tough work being bent over all day!

close-up of planting tool

A close-up of the tool used to push the roots down into the planting hole.

finished rows in front of bee hive

A newly planted field, showing irrigation pipe on top of one of the beds. The overhead irrigation will help protect the plants from freezes. The bee hive in the background will provide pollinators when the plants are blooming next spring

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