strawberry plants still green...?
It has been years since I grew strawberries back in Iowa & Wisconsin but I seem to remember that the plants turned brown/?died during the winters. Here in New Mexico my 2 year old patch looks as green & alive as in summer and we have had temps. of 9 degrees & mostly freezing nights here this winter (some 40's days though)... which is COLD for us here at 5200 ft. zone 7. I assume these strawberry plants will now survive & produce again this summer? I have not covered the plants with leaves in winter here either. They produced so well last summer & now have spread so that I have strawberry plants running & growing all over! When should the old plants begin to produce less & when do I need to replant? Should I keep the runners & replant them as a fresh bed? Forgot all about how to grow strawberries I'm afraid after all these years!