The best kinds of strawberries are those you don’t have to put any effort into.
I love growing small fruits, but strawberries need a lot of space to run. I added “build a strawberry tower and cover” to the ever-lengthening to-do list, but it’s not happening this year.
Strawberries should be replaced every few years, as they lose their vigor over time. I have a few very old plants growing in pots and here and there around the garden–some fragments uprooted by squirrels, probably, and moved to slightly odd places. I gave them no attention this year. But one container rewarded me anyway. Here’s my small harvest from this morning; just enough to add to some yogurt for breakfast.