Unlike in the popular Beatles song, strawberry plants are supposed to be good for a number of years (five?) and then they need to be replaced. And their most productive years are two or three years after planting. Or so I read when I purchased my plants two years ago.
Already they are appearing all over one side of our backyard. Here’s one promising plant:
I’m hoping we get to eat some strawberries, and we don’t have to “forfeit” them all to the birds, groundhogs and deer. The yellow inside of the flower is where the strawberry will grow.