This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The strawberry in its natural conditions is a native of high northern latitudes, or high elevations in southern ones. Hence, in elevations near the sea, in warm climates, the low vital power caused by continuous high temperature invites fungus attacks, and the variety soon "runs out." Hence in the South, those who would keep up a supply of healthy plants set out some in cool, damp places, and in this manner have plants in perfect health for new plantations where the garden beds give out.