Strawberry patch post-harvest
Well, I got a bumper crop of Jewel berries. This was their second year, and they were amazing! A few stragglers are still turning red, but mostly the season is done.
I've been reading a lot about how to care for a strawberry patch post-fruiting, but it's kind of confusing. This is what I've retained: Remove foliage, fertilize, and keep them watered until first frost.
But what should I fertilize with? I don't have any homemade compost yet. It's still cooking.
Also, should I keep the runners, or remove them? I am seeing new growth at the crowns.
Anything else I should know?
Thank you, as always.