Cris Bessette wrote:They definitely spread by stolons.
I started with about five plants a few years ago, now I have hundreds.
Kyle Neath wrote:You're correct in your hunch — an individual strawberry plant may only produce for 3-5 year, but any new plants from runners reset that timer. Often people pull the whole "rip up the whole patch and replant" when they keep the strawberries in a contained, linear row under plastic that prevents runners from creating new plants. If you let strawberries do their thing, they'll keep going indefinitely.
Miles Flansburg wrote:That is interesting Leora, I wonder if it has to do with the type of strawberry?
Mine have been in the same spot for years and the little ones just keep filling in any small space that they find.