Harvest and enjoy strawberries, this month. If birds are beating you to your crops, use netting as protection. The plants also start to produce runners (baby new plants), so keep a look out for these. Peg down the baby plants into the ground to encourage roots to form, giving new rooted plants later in the season. Alternatively, you can cut off the runners when they appear if you don’t want new plants and this will encourage the plant to produce more fruit.