What a treat to harvest strawberries from your garden. This month is the ideal time to plant these cool-season perennials for berry production in the months to come. Select varieties suited to our mild climate. Look for bare-root bundles of ‘Sequoia’, ‘Seascape’, ‘Chandler’, ‘Albion’ and ‘Quinault’ at Walter Andersen, City Farmers and other specialty nurseries now. Plant them close to the edge of raised beds or containers so berries will dangle over the sides away from hungry pests and damp soil. Keep these heavy feeders happy throughout the growing season with a slow-release fertilizer.