Yippee... I've been picking about a punnet of strawberries a day, it's been great. I was having slug problems and read about a pellet that wasn't ' poisionous' to animals etc and sold at Bunnings. So when we were in Lismore I went into Bunnings and blow me down if it was poisionous, so DH said why don't you just do beer, so next morning I did his 'dregs' in glass jars and have only lost the odd one since.
It's worked perfectly. The problem was I should have mulched in winter, but he chooks were scratching in them, with the little mulch I put in so I waited until they were locked up, by the time I mulched there were strawberries and some were under the mulch and got slugs or rotted.
I know now, that where they are is perfect for them, so I'll hoe up and get in a lot in autumn and do them properly for next year.
I've been making strawberry milkshakes, and put lots of ice-cream like a thickshake... yummo you can't get better than real strawberries in a milkshake that's for sure. And also been macerating some in sugar and a little brandy and it makes a syrup so on chocolate pudding, and have put them in the milkshake as well.
Mind you as I'm picking I'm eating, and honestly with berries eating them in the garden is just the best.