Help with overwintering Strawberries, Please
Hope someone can give me some advice.
I bought some strawberry runners earlier this year, and have planted them up in pots. Some survived, some didn't, and the ones I have now look healthy and are sending out runners which I'm taking advantage of for some more plants next year.
So far, so good. However, with the weather being bonkers at the moment, my Strawberries seem to think it's May rather than September, and are covered in green fruits that are swelling and maturing, and also flowering and settng more fruit. Do I need to move the plants into a cold frame to get the fruits to mature? Will this weaken the plants for next year? I am totally new to growing fruit & veg, so any advice will be appreciated. I'm also assuming I'll need to water them, how often will I need to do this over winter? Will once a week be enough?
I really want to keep the plants hoping they'll produce lots of fruits next summer, as I can't afford to keep buying them and my little boy loves eating them!