Strawberries are a popular choice, generally easy to grow and trouble free Strawberries require some time and attention to get a successful crop. Ideally, Strawberries are best planted in autumn, but Strawberries will grow well planted in the Spring although they may produce less fruit the first year. Strawberry plants fruit best in years 2,3,4 and then need replacing. Strawberries prefer good drainage which makes Strawberries ideal for growing in containers.( image below) From the white flowers, (image above ) the fruits will form, which are delicate and need protection against dirt splashes and birds. Strawberry fruit is prone to going moldy if it gets covered in dirty soil from splashes and the birds love strawberries as much as we do. If not protected they will peck at the fruit which damages it, and eat the crop. Some form of netting to protect the strawberries is essential see below.