DKITW and I did a little strawberry planting today. Strawberries are usually only annuals here in San Antonio because the heat of summer kills them off. We have had a rare plant or two last through the summer but the productivity never really recovers. The plants prefer well draining soil on the sandy side. Most of the soil around us is clay so we always plant our strawberries in containers or raised beds. Here is DKITW with her picture tutorial of how to plant a strawberry transplant.
You gotta shake up the dirt and loosen up the roots. We usually pull some of the bottom roots off to free the plant.
These kind of pots are good to catch the runners that the plant will drop.
Almost berry time already!
Water them in and fresh strawberries will soon await you.