Our strawberry patch has grown well from day one. The only real hurdle with it is teaching the kids to eat them as they are far softer than the commercially produced ones from the supermarket though far more delicious in my opinion. But they are so used to the commercial ones now that ours come across as well... wrong I guess.
We are contemplating moving the strawberries to a larger patch as they grow well and once fully accepted by the chillens will be well eaten in great numbers.
We think the softness may be caused by the strawberries lying on the soil in the pot so we think that when we do move them we may create some low trellissing for them to grow on.
Its a work in progress but they are happy enough where they currently are.