Let the Strawberries Grow
Our strawberries season began recently in the middle of May. Last year we decided to plant strawberries on the ground, and let them grow as weeds. Although they did not produce enough strawberries last year, the plants produced enough sucker shoots. This year the plants grew large and are producing a good amount of fruit.
When we bought the plants, the garden center staff alerted us that placing them on the ground would be problematic, because the plants will expand and go out of control. At that time I grabbed even more plants. That's the idea! Who bothers because the plants expand and produce even more food?