After four years in the same spot (at the base of the fence), it is time to create a new strawberry bed, but where? A good excuse for adding a bed!
|The area to the left will make a nice spot for a new strawberry bed.|
Reading about strawberry diseases has not resulted in a diagnosis, but I think it is leaf blight (and not a terribly big deal).
I cannot find a definitive answer if I should transplant runners from these plants or buy entirely new plants, so I'm going to take my chances with runners. I think any problem has been a result of my letting this bed get too crowded and watering from above.
A new bed will make picking easier than this low spot along the fence, free up a new place to plant greens and beans, and allow me to start over with better spacing (meaning bigger berries).