Strawberries look like they grow on vines; however, strawberry plants grow on runners, which are daughter plants that appear to be vines. These daughter plants assist the strawberries in spreading across the garden space.
As strawberries grow, the crown of the strawberry peeks out right above the soil. The crown grows at a steady rate as long as the temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. For the strawberry plant to grow in neat rows, the runners must be removed and planted in another location in the garden. For the detached runners to grow well, they need no less than 10 hours of sunlight each day.