If you want to get your strawberry patch going right away, spacing your strawberry plants at a minimum of 8 inches apart will fill in your garden bed quicker. Square-foot gardeners can plant one strawberry plant per square, so that the plants are 12 inches apart.
When you plant strawberries farther apart, you plant them across the entire future strawberry bed, leaving upwards of 2 to 3 feet of space between plants.
if you like a more orderly garden, strawberries are typically planted using one of three planting methods: the hill system, matted-row system, or spaced row system.
With the hill system, plants are set 12 to 15 inches apart in a bed consisting of 3 rows, each of which are also spaced 12 to 15 inches apart. Any runners are cut off as soon as they form.
In this method, plants are set in a row about 18 inches apart, with rows spaced at least 3 feet apart. As the plants grow, they produce runners freely and form new baby plants.