All children love fresh home, grown strawberries and there is no better time to plant the new crop. Virus free runners are available in the garden centres over the next few weeks.

These runners are ready to flower very quickly, so the kids (and the big kids too!) don’t have to wait very long for fresh fruit. They are such great value as one plant will mature quickly and supply lots of fruit. Don’t scrimp on plants, they make a great groundcover and if you have extra fruit left over I’m sure there will be no shortage of takers. Strawberries grow very well in pots, hanging baskets or in the garden in their own bed or filling in any bare spots where you can see soil.

Don’t forget the Seasol. Research has proven over again that Strawberries grown with Seasol are sweeter than those that haven’t.

How to grow sweet strawberries