Well, we've gone through two rows of strawbs now and are working on the last two rows (a later variety) of Malvina's. This type is new for us this year. These Malvina's look great and smell great...and taste pretty good. Having said that, we found their flesh a bit stiff, almost hard, and the flavour was good, but not enough to make me swoon. By far, the best attribute is that they are a late cropper. The season has been extended for us. The Dar Royale's and the Korona's are finished and out of the ground. The ground will be planted with a "green manure crop" and some winter leeks.. BTW--do you see those surviving B. Sprout plants back behind the empty bed? They were transplanted three days ago. It goes against all convention, but they are standing tall and have only lost their lower leaves. It's raining today...I have every reason to believe that they will make it. If they do, it will be a small miracle, as well as a lesson learned for me--You don't always have to follow the rules. Right then--the reason for this thread is not to discuss the strawb choices or brassica planting violations, it is to present an oddity: I have never seen this blooming on a strawb. I am guessing that the scientific process is called "viviparous germination". I have seen something similar in toms and bell peppers...but never to the extent that a germinated seed was actually blooming. Strawbs are one of the most unusual fruit/veg around--I mean to say, the seeds are on the outside of the "fruit"...at any rate, they are not inside the sweet, red portion of the structure that we call a "strawberry". When you read about strawbs, you learn that what looks like the seeds on the outside of the red (or sometimes white) fruit, are actually the fruits and the seeds are inside the seed-looking structures. What a wondrous thing nature is. Next month we will have to get some replacements for all these strawbs and find a new place to make the two-year beds. We replace our plants every two years now.