The 5 basic anatomical parts of a strawberry plant: leaf, roots, crown, stolon (“runner”) and daughter

When growing strawberry’s in containers, they are happier when they are planted in small groups. So plant several together in an evenly spaced gathering.

Pinching off the flowers is a good idea in the first flush. During the first year, remove all the flowers from the plant. You want to allow them time to establish and become stronger before they put their energy into fruiting. In that way they will thank you the following flush by producing an increased crop.

Over time the strawberry’s root system will grow upwards and it will lifting itself up from the soil. So you will want to top up the soil in order to keep the roots covered as the months pass.