Maybe I just need a pep talk, but I would like to know who has actually tried strawberries in those vertical garden arrangements, or those stacked, ever-shrinking pyramids? I have real struggles with every conceivable critter who eats strawberries, plus I'm tall, and it's hard to be dealing with something that low to the ground, so I'm thinking of saving space, saving my back, saving my sanity planting them in this way. I know they should be in guilds, and that would spread them out farther....I'm just not sure what to put the effort into without feeling like I am probably wasting my time trying something that experimental.
"Life flows on within you and without you"...George Harrison
Coastal California, USA, Mediterranean climate - no summer rain, a little frost mid-winter