Full Strawberry Moon – June This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!*
And the strawberries just keep on producing. There have been strawberries harvested everyday since April and they just keep on giving. There aren’t enough at one time to make any jam so the uneaten berries are frozen. (Of course they’re uneaten. Who saves eaten berries?! Gross.)
The strawberries are fertilized with Dr. Earth (latest application = 06/23/10) and irrigated with drip irrigation each morning. The length of time for irrigation has been increased to 20 minutes. They receive full sun from sun up to sundown.
* From the Farmers’ Almanac