Answer: Strawberry beds should be renewed about every three years to keep production high. You can use the plants that develop on runners for new plant stock. Cut the runners and dig the plants, then transplant them to a new bed. Or, remove some of the older plants and allow the new plants to grow in their places. Now that your plants have finished producing for the season, mow them down to remove the old leaves and encourage new leaves to grow (a lawnmower set on the highest setting works well). Remove the debris from the bed, cut the runners to those plants that have rooted on their own, remove some of the old parent plants, replant the new ones in their places, and share excess plants with neighbors - or start a new bed. As long as you renew the bed every few years, you'll have a great yield of strawberries each summer.
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