About a week ago, the strongest of my strawberry plants started sending out runners. Strawberry plants use these runners as a form of asexual reproduction, meaning the new plants are genetic clones of the parent. I’m rather glad that this is happening as several of the starts I planted died almost immediately.
A couple of days ago, I had what I though was a bright idea: put some of the plastic starter pots I had lying around under where the runner is starting a new plant. This way, the roots will grow into the pot and all I have to do to transplant it to a new location down the row is to cut the runner, lift the pot out of the ground and transplant the strawberry plant into the new hole.