Strawberry Runners, why only two?
My new bed of strawberries made it through the ups and downs of spring just fine, even got some fruit before discovering the mockingbird discovering the strawberries (darn thing seemed to wonder if the red ones were so tasty, what about the white ones... No... What about the green ones... No... What about the ones on this next plant...). Now, post fruiting, they have been sending out runners like mad. I've read that you should only allow each plant to establish two new plants from runners, but I'm wondering why only two? Then, accepting that only two is the way to go, are there cultivars that produce fewer runners? Some of my plants have sent out at least 6 and show no signs of giving up the idea.