The berries are ripening. Even though there are a 1000 plants in the garden, the first harvest will be very small. Just enough for nibbling. It's a little reminder of how great real sun ripened strawberries are.
When Limey ordered the plants for us, the seller thought we were ordering too much. I look at the 3 beds of plants and think "how can that be enough?" How can you ever have too many strawberries?