Drooping bare root strawberries?
Hello! I'm Angela, and this year is my first year planting a garden! And since ya'll are pros about fruit, I have a question for ya. :)
I bought two buckets of bare root strawberries at the local nursery a few days ago. Each had about twenty plants in each bucket, surrounded by wet peat moss. It stayed wet, and the plants perky, all the way to me planting them. I planted them all, and they still looked fine. I forgot about the immediate watering part, and started planting my peas as well. Once I was almost done doing that, I happened to look up and see the stems started drooping, and remembered I needed to water them ASAP. I did so, and, though it was on "gentle shower", the spray made most of them sprawl almost to the dirt. Today, after some more rain last night, they seem to be more perked up, but only about half their original tallness. They're still kinda bent like a rainbow shape, with the leaves at the dirt level.
My question is, is this normal after planting bare root strawberries? Does it just take a few days for them to realize their planted, and in soil now or something? And yes, I watered them plenty, so I don't think they need water...