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Help with Strawberries??

Posted by EllaRoseT 6b (My Page) on
Fri, May 2, 14 at 12:31

Hey Guys!

So I'm a new gardener and last year I grew a ton of strawberries.... problem was every time a strawberry would start to get ripe something would eat it. It looked like bug damage to me.

How do I stop/prevent this, this year? I was really bummed to not be able to enjoy more than one strawberry =(

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RE: Help with Strawberries??

First, figure out what's eating them.

Nets can stop birds, chicken wire can stop squirrels, neither can stop bugs or, more likely, slugs.

RE: Help with Strawberries??

The netting is a must own for strawberry growers. Also, try sprinkling used coffee grounds around the plants, seems to deter slugs.

RE: Help with Strawberries??

i had same issue. birds leave oblious markings and I have dogs that chase them off so I knew it was some sort of small insect. I have not seen any slugs. i sprayed my bed real good with Sevin (heavily diluted - 1 tablespoon in 1 gallon of water). Sprayed the ground underneath the berrys and underneath the leaves. Since then, my berries are getting fully red and very little damage.

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