Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:40
Hi, Rain. Interesting experiment. It's understandable with the watering regime, if they dry out it's likely to set them back.
I have four new varieties this year, Pegasus - June fruiting, Rhapsody-mid to late, Honeyoye - early and Cambridge Favourite - June. A couple each in two big planters with flowers. They've been watered well and fed weekly after they started to flower.
Pegasus and Rhapsody started fruiting in June, this pot gets most sun and I've had some really big tasty strawberries. Honeyoye hasn't done as well, small strawberries with some going bad and Cambridge Favourite hasn't produced any fruit.They've all produced runners though.
It would be interesting to see if you got different results with different varieties, some may grow better than others in pots.