2. Seeing Sun
Sunlight is one of the most important factors for happy plant growth, although it can feel like one of the hardest things possible to figure out if you’re the first-time gardener. Different types of plants require varying levels of sunlight, and while you’re still in the planning phase for what to plant in your garden next this should be the very first thing that you check.
Strawberries like to get sun – at least between 4 ½ to 6 hours worth of sunlight per day – but they don’t like to get harsh sun that can damage the plant, especially during the earlier growth phases.
This is one instance where it’s useful to say that you planted your strawberries in pots instead: Where you notice sunlight becoming too harsh for the plant, you can just relocate the plant to somewhere else in the garden without the need to transplant.
Access to enough shade is just as vital, too.