Growing Strawberry Plants

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28 Aug 21 Lyn (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi, we have recently purchased a property that has a smallish greenhouse with strawberries growing on one side. When we first moved in they had lovely large strawberries (April). I don't know how old these plants are, but they have quite a big layer of old brown leaves under the green ones. Should I lift these plants, refresh the soil and replant? They look pretty healthy.
31 Aug 21 Tony Baker (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
generally you replace 1/3 of plants each year, as it's the 1 or 2 year old plants that do best. it's normal to have old leaves and these fall off to become food for next crop. You probably have a few runners starting as well, use these as new plants, just pot them up to grow on a bit or push them into the soil where you want them.
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