A couple of years ago I inherited a small allotment garden bed with a bunch of strawberry plants on one side - a 2' x 8' strip of small plants with lots of even smaller runners. The site is in full sun with pretty good soil. I don't know the variety, and since they rarely fruit I don't know if they are supposed to be 'everbearing' or not. The plants seemed a bit crowded so I thinned and replanted the bigger ones in small mounds of soil in hopes of getting a smaller number of big vigorous plants and a good fruit crop. Instead, I got small plants making lots, and lots, and lots of runners, but very few flowers and almost no fruit. This year I tried removing most of the early runners in hopes that the plants would concentrate on making flowers, but again, no luck. I got almost no fruit and the bed is again full of small plants and runners covering the ground in a mat. The larger 'mother' plants are only about 6" to 9" diameter and the bigger leaflets are about 50 to 60mmmm long. What can I do to turn this into a productive strawberry bed? When should I start? Can I rehabilitate some existing plants or should I just compost them all and start over with new plants? Which plants should I keep - the mothers or the daughters? How do I chose the best ones? Should I remove everything and work mushroom manure or something else to the soil before replanting selected plants, or should I thin and top-dress them in-place without disturbing the roots? Is mounding important if there is only a single 2' wide row?