I haven't had time to work in the berry patch much this spring, therefore I have left the straw covering the plants even though we've had some warm days. As you can see, green berry plants are peaking out for sunshine and fresh air. We still have a risk of frost until mid-May so I'm not in a huge hurry, but it's slow going. I'm tackling about two rows each evening.
Cleaning up is is simply a matter of pulling back the straw and pulling out and off any dead berry plant leaves and runners. I even spotted several early blooms, so berries are on their way.
Although he isn't much help, Ben keeps me company - as always.