Flooding strawberries in the winter
I live in Portland, OR, which rains a lot. I'm eyeing a spot in my backyard for a strawberry patch, but my boyfriend says that that spot floods too much in the winter so they would die. My point is that it's usually a very dry and sunny spot in the summer, so they would do well (we get three months of zero rain in the summer and the rest of the year is drizzly/rainy), and strawberries tend to die out in the winter anyway. What do you think? Would their root system be damaged beyond repair in a spot that gets a lot of roof-water runoff?