After the Picking is Done
After the picking season is over, the oldest fields are destroyed and renovation begins on the rest. Shredding off the foliage is the first step. After shredding, the berries are sub-soiled, which aerates the soil and helps with drainage. Then the rows are rotovated. This process cuts the rows down and works the dirt up around the plant, which helps the plants set more roots. The rest of the summer we cultivate for weeds, water, water and water.