1. Choose a suitable location: Choose a spot that receives full sun or partial shade and has well-drained soil.
2. Prepare the soil: Strawberry plants prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. You can prepare your soil by adding compost or other organic matter to the planting area.
3. Water the plants: Water the strawberry plants a few days before transplanting them to prevent them from drying out during the process.
4. Dig up the plants: Use a garden fork or shovel to dig up the strawberry plants, making sure to loosen the soil around the roots.
5. Trim the roots: Trim off any broken or damaged roots and prune the root ball to a size that will fit comfortably in the planting hole.
6. Plant the strawberries: Dig a hole deep enough to accommodate the root ball, and space the plants about 12 to 18 inches apart. Make sure the crown of the plant is level with the soil surface.
7. Water the plants: Water the strawberry plants thoroughly after transplanting them to help settle the soil around the roots.
8. Mulch the plants: Add a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plants to help retain moisture and control weeds.
9. Monitor the plants: Keep an eye on your newly transplanted strawberries and water them as needed. They should start producing fruit next season.