STEP BY STEP
New strawberry runners planted now will produce a decent crop next year and a bumper crop the year after. They’ll need plenty of sun and good drainage to do well. Use a landscape membrane for long-term weed control. Put supported netting over the bed to keep birds from the ripening fruit. You’ll need slug traps, too.
WEED the bed and add compost before firming and raking level. Pull taut and peg down a landscape membrane over the area.
PULL apart the bundle of runners into single plants. Space them about 50cm apart on the bed in their planting positions.
CUT small holes through the membrane, then plant the runners. Firm in, with the crown just above the surface. Water well.