Youtube informed me that only new strawberry plants produce good fruit. The older the plant the less it can produce. So it was recommended that I remove the old plants and make space for the "baby" plants that come off the runners.
It's very difficult for me to yank healthy plants out of the ground, but I'm determined to conquer gardening so yank away I did, encouraged by the warm sun on my back. Last year, completely neglected, my little patch produced strawberries all summer. I can't wait to see what happens!
NOW BACK TO WRITING!!!