Hey John, I was pressed for time when I replied before, but I have a question for you???
When you planted your strawberry plants
may I ask exactly how you did it??
Do you know you're supposed to plant
half in the soil and half out of the soil..
*If you bury them (the plants
) tooooo deep,
they will do like what you said or not thrive at all*
There's alot of info here in the Fruits and Vegetable section on strawberries..
If you do a FORUM SEARCH, type in STRAWBERRIES,
you'll find alot of good reading...