Strawberries naturally contain a bit of pectin, and can be made into a two ingredient jam of fruit and sugar!
A hardy perennial, strawberry plants can be started from seeds and also propagated from cuttings and runners. There are three strawberry varieties native to Coastal British Columbia: Fragaria virginiana (Wild Strawberry), Fragaria vesca (Woodland Strawberry), and Fragaria chiloensis (Coastal strawberry). The woodland strawberry is a trailing plant that flowers from March to May. The sweet red berries are edible and the leaves can be used in tea. Germination of seeds can be a tricky business and makes strawberries challenging to start from seed. West Coast Seeds has some more detailed tips and tricks to starting your own strawberries. Strawberries react strongly to plants nearby so consider planting good companion plants alongside your strawberries such as beans, borage, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, spinach, and thyme. Avoid Brassicas, fennel, and kohlrabi.