The reason for this is because I just haven't got around to doing this job in my vege patch yet.
|After (you can see I am reluctant to pull out all the suckers, and I always leave a few, I just cant bring myself to pull them all out|
What to do? pull off any dead leaves, pull out runners and suckers, replace unproductive plants with new suckers, and replace 3rd year plants with new suckers.
When to do it? in Winter when the plant is almost dormant (tho I see some of mine have been making flowers despite the frigid weather).
One of the best benefits of all of this, apart from massive strawberry production this coming year, is that you then have lots of suckers to give away to friends