I have a bunch of strawberries starting out (planted the plants last year) and am worried that they aren't going to survive until they ripen. Last year, the first year I put them in the ground, I noticed a lot of the green strawberries either rotting or being picked apart by something. (I wasn't intending on picking them anyway, I eventually cut off the berries to let the plant establish itself)
I've already noticed one strawberry bearing the same marks. What is making these holes??
I live in Virginia. I've seen a few slugs and earwigs around, but not many and not sure this matches those. I didn't think slugs attacked green strawberries.
Whatever it is, what can I do to stop it?