Here at Hardwick Soft Fruit we have been growing strawberries and raspberries for nearly a decade. Our fruit quality is very important to us and so unlike many Soft Fruit Farms we make an effort to renew our plants ever couple of seasons. After growing for extended periods plants tend to produce malformed fruit and do not yield. Recently we have even gone to the lengths of moving to completely fresh ground as that at our old site became naturally tired. This land has now been returned to farmland.