- When to plant: March / April / October
- When to harvest: June /July / August
- Ready in: Up to 12 weeks
- Challenge level: A doddle
For a great yield of the best-tasting strawberries, plant in the spring or autumn. Strawberries can be grown in a wide range of soils, from light sand to heavy clay but ideally in well-drained, fertile soil. Strawberries love the sun and prefer to be sheltered from the wind. Avoid areas susceptible to frost and soil that is prone to the disease Verticillium Wilt (where potatoes, chrysanthemums or tomatoes have previously grown).