How to propagate strawberries from runners. Strawberry plants are easy to look after and can be grown in a wide variety of soils, this makes them a great choice for the home fruit and vegetable garden. Once grown, a plant will produce fruit for a few years and should then be replaced as the yields will start to decrease. The best method for propagation is from runners, it's also the quickest and easiest. In this video Andrew demonstrates how to do it.