Everyone had two baskets of strawberries in their box last week as production increased. We have as our main variety Albion which likes the heat. It has not done well with the cool weather this spring. Now it is in heaven.
We pick early in the morning, around 8 am, after we have the lettuce and the spinach in the cooler. The strawberries need time to cool before we place paper bags around the baskets to protect them.
The shade cloth with protect the plants from the intense rays of the sun.