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Whitinsville, Mass.
Jul 26, 2017 2:22 PM CST
I have two types of strawberries we got this year. They are producing strawberries, but my problem is there are holes being burrowing through the strawberries when they are almost ready to pick. What is doing this and how can I stop it.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jul 26, 2017 3:10 PM CST
I'd dust with DE. or spray BT.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Michelle
Pleasant Lake MI (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan Canning and food preservation Keeper of Poultry Herbs Organic Gardener Butterflies
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Jul 27, 2017 5:56 AM CST
Sounds like slugs or birds are getting to them. Those slugs can find a strawberry a mile away, and I have frequent issues with them. I pulled my beds up and put landscape fabric down and that eliminated most of the issues. If your strawberries are in pots, try diatomaceous earth around them, but know that if it gets wet it becomes ineffective. I've also heard coffee grounds around the plants help, but I've never tried it. If it turns out to be birds, you can cover them with cheap tulle from a fabric store.
I'm actually moving my strawberry beds this fall because of some of the issues with all this lovely wildlife out here in the my chickens found the patch this year so it's time to relocate it Smiling
Is treise an dúchas ná an oiliúint.
(Nature is stronger than nurture)

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