The strawberry raised bed pyramid has been regularly watered and fertilized. In mid July, I began to snip blossoms and “sucker trailers” off from the plants so as to have them give them energy into creating healthy and substantial plants. I believe that they made this hardy start. The soil in the pyramid structure has settled and I’ m adding a mixture of manure compost, peat moss mulch and top soil to each row and working it around the plants with ample watering with an alfalfa fertilizer and soil builder. The plant stems are thick and the leaves are deep green and plants are ‘shooting out” runners prolifically. I can only surmise that my patience for this first summer season of our strawberry pyramid will be realized in succeeding seasons with bountiful harvest from these sturdy and seasoned plants.