I have several happy strawberries that I want to dedicate to an area. I have it in my head to erect an open bottom box made of 2x4 boards on their sides with 5x4 ft dimensions. I don't know where the compulsion came from to make a box for the stawberries but it seems to be the thing I must do. I want each corner and side to have a stake that rises 1 foot above the edge of the boards. These stakes would make it possible to tack netting to the top and edges to keep birds and other critters off developing fruit. At one point, I thought it would be attractive to train a vine to crawl along the sides of the stakes and along horizontal rods to frame the box and help provide a moist micro-climate with some shading for intense summer heat.
Do you have strawberries?