This past Monday Joel, my sister Christina, and I dug up the strawberry bed in the garden and replanted the runners. We planted them about 18″ apart in two raised beds we had prepared with compost. Joel was explaining to me that planting them that far apart really helps keep track of the runners next season and allows you to space them strategically in the bed.
I was amazed at how many runners we had left after filling the garden beds. I packaged them up and gave some away. To me, I have the most fun when I can bless someone with abundance from my garden.
It did make me wish that I had more space to devote to strawberries though! I am looking forward to lots and lots of strawberries next spring!