WGME cites UMaine Extension resources for report on growing strawberries

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) reported on Maine’s strawberry growing forecast. Late June is when the strawberry harvest typically begins, according to the report. Bill Bamford, co-owner of Maxwell’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth, spoke with WGME about his farm’s primary crop. He and his crew manage more than 10 acres of strawberries, according to the report. For beginners, he said to start with just a few strawberry plants. Place them in a bright, sunny spot with space between them, and keep weeds out. For additional help for beginner growers, Bamford suggested exploring the resources offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.