|Start of Strawberry bed. 5.8.15|
The prior strawberry bed developed too many weeds. Most of the strawberry plants died. I had not been able to maintain it.
This is in an area not visible from the street or neighbor. For the moment, I mulched with newspaper. The boards are there to prevent wind from blowing the newspaper away. The cage is there for deer.
I added a couple of wheelbarrows of yard soil to the previous strawberry bed. The soil is from a pile we make from planting and removing sod. I mixed it into the compost amended soil and planted Roma and Yellow Wax bush beans, and a row of cilantro. I did not plant strawberries, not knowing if the strawberry plants died due to viral disease. Viral disease has been described as an issue with older strawberries, best to start a new bed.