Get kids involved planting that strawberry patch

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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 am

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Melissa Goodson grows strawberries as an attractive border along the edges of her perennial gardens in southeastern Virginia.

In their special spot near the back deck steps, the sun is good for them, and it's easy to harvest berries when they ripen. She prefers everbearing-type strawberries because they produce fruit intermittently during spring, summer and fall and not just the all-at-once bumper crop that June-bearing plants yield. Plus, everbearing plants don't send out so many nuisance runners.

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