Strawberries are one of those perennials you absolutely need in your garden, if for no other reason than finally saying goodbye to flavorless, mushy (and often overpriced) berries from the grocery store. When you grow your own strawberries, you can harvest and enjoy the same day. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.
There are two different types of strawberries: June-bearing, which yield one crop in late spring or early summer and are considered perennial; and everbearing, or day neutral, which produce berries all summer long until a frost. These may be treated as annuals. Make sure to plant all types of strawberries in full sun, which is 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day, and feed perennial types in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.