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Old 19-05-2006, 12:58 AM posted to aus.gardens
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Default Strawberry growers & black plastic

"Linda H" wrote in message
I've often wondered when going past strawberry growers why they are
planted in rows & rows of black plastic. Why do they do this?

the berries mustn't touch the ground - they're called strawberries because
you would traditionally put down straw around them to keep the berries off
the ground! (or on modern farms, plastic, but plasticberries doesn't sound
very nice ;-)