Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:26
I planted strawberry seeds several years ago - from the little I can remember it was around February / March time (on the windowsill) and they took about a month before anything happened. I think they don't then produce fruit until the next year.
I'm afraid I can't remember what soil they wanted - just normal seedling soil I think. They can't have required anything like a propagator as I barely had central heating,
Is there any particular variety you're wanting to grow? I only went for seeds as I was trying to find a variety closest to the tiny yet powerful berries I'd had in Norway. I suspect from what others have said for normal varieties its easiest to grow from a chunk of root.