Removing strawberry flowers
I've got 25 Veestar strawberry plants coming in a few weeks, and I've been reading up on how to take care of them. They are early berries, and everything I run into online suggests removing the flowers from the plants the first year.
Am I right in thinking that this means I'll have no crop at all the first year? I'm a renter, and I may not even be here next year - what would happen if I ignored the advice and just let them be? Would I get fruit, but less runners to propagate the next year, or would I just get no fruit either way?