The strawberry crowns that I bought were more or less a bust. Only about a third survived. So for Mother’s Day I bought myself two dozen strawberry plants from the local nursery. These plants have thrived!

I originally had decided on the hill method, which calls for clipping all runners on the strawberries. This is proving to be a lot of work. I think I will move to the matted row method next year.

And I haven’t eaten hardly any strawberries off of my plants, as my 3 year old eats any that are approaching ripeness before I can!