strawberry runners and wintering
I'm a bit confused about runners and whether they adversely effect production of strawberries. I have 3 strawberry plants I bought from Lowe's. They seem to have grown decently this year. 2 of them produced strawberries early, but now they just seem to be producing a ton of runners which I've let run and planted each as they extend out. However, the "mother" plants are no longer producing Strawberries. I have cut a few of the runners, but inevitably more runners appear.
If I cut all the runners will the plant begin to produce strawberries or what I think is that they are June bearing strawberries and are done.
The 3rd strawberry plant is still producing strawberries but not sending any runners out.
Also, when winter hits, or before it hits. Should I just bury them under more mulch to protect the roots?