strawberries blog feature - 1

Sometimes it seems like our northern gardens are reluctant to get growing in the spring. It’s as if everything is in slow motion… the first seeds to sprout, the first blossoms to unfold… it feels like we wait and wait and wait.

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Sweet, little strawberries ripen in the garden. (Photo credit: Daniel Johnson/Fox Hill Photos)

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Fresh garden strawberries are ready for snacking.

Samantha Johnson is the author of several books, including Garden DIY, (CompanionHouse Books, 2020). She lives on a former dairy farm in northern Wisconsin with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Peaches and frequently writes about pets, gardening and farm life.

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