strawberry plants help...!
my strawberry bed has invaded everything! When should I divide & start a new patch... keep only the new runners & discard the old plants? I see those HUGE (but flavorless!) strawberries in restaurants & wonder about the size of a plant that would grow/hold those berries?!! I have a mix of June bearing & everbearing but neither of those plants get big & the berries are good tasting but not too big & more fragile than the store bought berries... ?due to the varieties or soil or fertilizer? What is a good fertilizer ratio for strawberries? In Redbluff, Calif. my father-in-law raised strawberries & the plants (and berries) WERE BIG & delicious but the fertilizer was applied in the irrigation water! Wasn't sure how long the original strawberry plants were still good or when they needed to be replaced?