The post that was quoted here has been removedI cannot say what went wrong but i am growing strawberries this year, two years ago my rabbits got into the greenhouse and devoured everything, last year i put them out too early and the frost was merciless, this year they are doing fine.
The post that was quoted here has been removedYears back, when I had strawberry beds, I disbudded the plants and nipped off the runners
The post that was quoted here has been removedHave you tried growing tomatoes and chillies? Cherry tomatoes are delicious. You can make all kinds of interesting salsas with them, or relish. Once one has tasted a homegrown tomato a supermarket one is like a rubber bouncy ball. I have a greenhouse but it need not be expensive i have seen people grow them in the little plastic lean-to ones with great success. The trick with growing tomatoes is to have a single vine by cutting off all the little side shoots that try to grow and to feed them regularly.
The post that was quoted here has been removedIf you go on holiday you can get a two litre bottle of Pepsi (empty) and pierce a small hole in the cap and let the water drip into the base of your tomatoes keeping them moist enough for you when you get home. I seen a dude do it in his allotment in the North of England. I don't know if its too late to get little plants from your garden center, probably not and it would be well worth it.