i think i messed up my strawberry roots. oops!! i planted the whole lump with the elastic band around it (i didn't see the elastic) a couple days later i unplanted it and i have put them in water. Not sure if i will get anywhere with them or not! oh well, lesson learned
i did some reading on growing them from roots and a lot of people were talking about how when they got theirs they were all bundled up with an elastic. i thought it looked weird when i opened it, but i had never seen them before so i had no idea what i was looking at. newbie!