Strawberries can be grown from packaged crowns, small plants or Yates seed. Packaged crowns are available in winter and, because they usually possess a substantial root system, they’ll give the plants a head start. Small strawberry plants in mini pots are easier to find in the warmer months. Yates seed range includes an interesting alpine-type strawberry. Seed can be sown in spring or autumn but the small, sweet fruit don’t usually develop until the second year.
There are special strawberry pots that have a number of planting sections. If space is at a premium, strawberries can be grown in pots or hanging baskets.
Strawberries like mulch such as lucerne, pea or sugarcane straw, which helps keep the soil moist and the berries clean and up off the soil where they might rot.