Strawberries are possibly the easiest plant to propagate. Maybe even easier than succulents. When I first received my strawberries from my sister Kelly, they were starts in a bag with water. They had long roots. Kelly told me that once my strawberries were mature, I could start some of my own. I remembered this and tried it this year.
When a strawberry plant begins to extend its long arms outward, those are starts. I clip the starts and put the “V” shape in water. You can read more about how I did this with my Ajuga plants.
After sitting in shallow water for at least two weeks, roots form and elongate in the water. Then the strawberries are ready to plant.
I filled nursery pots with 1/3 sand and 2/3 potting soil and planted the starts in that mixture. They do well with great drainage.
We had a lot of heat a week or so ago (100-105 degrees for multiple days), so some of the first leaves dried up, but as long as I kept the plant watered, new leaves sprouted and the plant is thriving.
I use leftover pots from other plants that I purchased and then transplant a few weeks later into the location where they will stay forever. Usually a gallon nursery pot works for me.