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lovelydeer May 21st, 2010 06:59 AM

Help with my strawberries please?
 
So I am growing strawberries in a container in my backyard and everything is fine and dandy until they are actually red and ripe. Then they look mushy and some have deep cuts in them. I've read that snails come when they start to get ripe. Does anyone else have this problem, and if so, what do yo do to prevent it?

spicymustard May 21st, 2010 07:32 AM

Re: Help with my strawberries please?
 
I have that problem with some of my fruit trees. I also heard that fruit that sits right on the dirt is more apt to get little bugs that migh cause the fruit to rot. In fact, dh was talking to somebody the other day who suggested putting straw under where the fruit is. It helps prevent the little bugs.

Avery'smommy May 21st, 2010 10:20 AM

Re: Help with my strawberries please?
 
Great tip! My strawberries r the size of a dime so i'll have to watch for that soon

4wildflowers May 21st, 2010 11:37 AM

Re: Help with my strawberries please?
 
Glad this was posted.....
I have strawberries too, so now I know what to keep an eye out for.

lovelydeer May 24th, 2010 06:44 AM

Re: Help with my strawberries please?
 
Thanks so much! I will definitely try doing that. Crossing my fingers that it works!


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