Strawberries are a pernienal and I live right near strawberry capital (plant city).. but for some reason last year my strawberry plants couldn't make it through our summer
I watered weekly plus the summer rains.. but yet the strawberries turned brown and collapsed onto the soil tops.
This year I have created 2 compost filled (strawberrys are heavy feeders) thin and long strawberry beds.
Maybe they need some shade to help with our summer sun beating down on them??
I will be testing different things trying to get our strawberry plants to grow, spread, and live longer then 3 or 4 months!!
Ill keep you updated!!!