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Strawberries are a hybrid species (Fragaria × ananassa) in the rose family that are grown for their red, edible fruit.

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What is eating my strawberries?

I think these are maple bugs, but I have never seen them in the garden. Do they normally attack a garden? They are after the strawberries, squash and tomatoes. I am in British Columbia, Canada, in the ...
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My indoor strawberry plants stopped producing runners, could fertilizer be the reason?

I germinated some strawberry seeds from strawberries that I bought from the fruit guy on the corner sometime in October of last year. Once the plants got big enough to flower, they started producing ...
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Is this image shows my strawberry plant have Leaf Scorch fungus infection?

I have brought new strawberry plants, they seem to have black dots even for green leaves. I can see a lot of dead leaves with these marks, is this a fungus infection? Based on my research is Leaf ...
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Avoiding snails around potted greenery?

I had an idea about snail trap. I was wondering if placing a plastic ring in a form of a brush around a pot with needles pointing down would serve the purpose. Using very tiny spaced needles (i.e. low ...
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Can anyone help me identify these bugs destroying my garden please?

The garden is in Los Angeles County. The bugs appeared around the beginning of April. Attached are images. One is a close-up. One is some more bugs near a nickel to get a sense of their size. I have ...
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Is this a wild strawberry plant?

I just moved to South Carolina and I see these scattered around my yard. Would be great to cultivate if it is indeed a strawberry. Any advice would be appreciated. Photos: originals at: https://ibb....
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Low cost, liquid acid fertilizer

I am growing strawberries which I read prefer acid soil to alkaline one. I also read that using water that were used for beans soaking is recommended as a fertilizer. Will using it make my soil more ...
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What could this little plant be?

I noticed this tiny plant growing in the pots where a tomato and a squash are growing. A few days ago I found this same plant growing in a pot where I'm growing lettuce. This makes me doubt if the ...
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Strawberry plants not producing fruit

I've got quite a few strawberry plants, they're in those planters stat stack on top of each other and there's probably about 10/11 plants altogether. Perhaps 1/3 of them have long stems with fruit ...
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When can potted Strawberry Seedlings be safely transplanted outside considering Squirrel attacks?

Southern California resident here. I have strawberry seedlings and would like to transplant them outside. How old should they be to avoid being eaten by squirrels? I've had days-old seedlings get ...
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What's the best way to eliminate slugs on strawberries?

I am new to strawberries, but I have about 50 plants (maybe was too aggressive with my order)that have just started producing fruit. About one in five berries has a chunk missing - I'm assuming this ...
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Fungus gnats and mushrooms in a Walmart strawberry plant

Two weeks I bought a $10 everbearing strawberry plant from Walmart. It looked the most alive out of all the Walmart options. I immediately repotted it into a larger pot that stays out on my balcony. I ...
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Are my strawberries ok?

I have strawberries on east facing balcony in a pot. I watered them with fertilizer mix and after that with normal water, every second day, they seem kind of dry but not completely They have brown ...
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Separating strawberries form each other

I planted a strawberry a I got a while back. It had some issues with leaves and fruits dying. I took a closer look today and turns out there are two crowns right next to each other. One crown is ...
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How to fertilize strawberries in containers?

I have strawberries in containers and i want to fertilize them. What is the best approch and what type of fetilizer do I need?
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Strawberry plants (15 days old) were doing well, but seems to have degraded. Photos. Help

I planted some strawberry plants about 15 days ago, and they started to develop well, but recently they seem to have started to curl up and shrivel. They've had mostly sun (some get 5 hours a day ...
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What type of strawberry plant is this?

I grew a few strawberry plants from seed and got this one! It looks a bit sad as it has just been repotted in a bad way. Would this be a new type of strawberry plant, or is this normal sometimes?
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Strawberry flowers are too close to the crown

Flowers on my strawberries are growing very close to the crown, I can't even see their stems. Is it normal? Can the stems still get longer? It's currently still quite cold outside (between 0 and -5°C ...
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Will strawberries grow in plant?

Today I went to the supermarket and saw some small pots with strawberry plants. I'd never seen a strawberry plant before, and I wanted to buy it, but decided to check here before. We live in the ...
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Overwintering green-leaved potted strawberry plants

I have a healthy, fruit-producing 'Elan' strawberry plant that created six runner plants this year. It's now November and I want to overwinter all seven pots. I plan to put them in the cellar (we ...
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Strawberry not producing runners

I planted Cabot strawberries 2 years ago. The 1st year they produced an overabounce of runners & had a reasonable crop this spring. A lot of the berries were misshaping but still good. After crop ...
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Strawberry leaves have purple-red rust spots

I bought some strawberry plants from Homebase and kept them inside until the weather improved slightly (perhaps Homebase isn't the best garden centre to buy plants in the UK, I don't know). Then, I ...
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Discouraging Strawberry Runners

OK, how to encourage strawberries to runner is a common question, but I am having the opposite issue, too many runners. I planted a new bed last year, and with first year plants I would generally ...
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Strawberry plant or not? It has jagged toothed leaves. I didn't plant it

Is there a strawberry plant look like with jagged teeth? Not sure where this plant came from, but here it is and the best I can make of it, it's a strawberry plant, but it looks strange. Does anyone ...
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Thrips in strawberry plants

this is the first time I am trying to grow strawberries on a balcony . I built wooden planters for like 60 plants. Since last week all were doing great. They are blooming like crazy and they have a ...
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What is wrong with my strawberry plants? Nutrient deficiencies? Should I let them flower?

On some plants, the ends of new leaves are brown and dry and keep the new leaves from unfolding. On older leaves, there are purple areas, and some edges are dry. A few weeks ago, I started ...
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Why are my strawberry leaves turning brown at the tips?

As you can see in the picture attached, the leaves of the strawberry plant are turning brown at the tips and I don't know why. While it has recently moved to a new home, it is always indoors by the ...
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White-ish powdery spots on my strawberry plant

I have very recently bought a strawberry plant. It looks fine, as far as making new flowers is concerned, but has powdery (rather faint) white spots on its leaves. Is it an issue, and if so what can ...
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Why are the ends of my strawberries not formed properly?

My strawberries have just started fruiting and they have turned red quite nicely, except that the ends seem to be this brown/black colour which hasn't gone away. They are growing in a home-made ...
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What are these small, round, red berries covered with bumps, on low-growing plants in Upstate New York?

I found these bumpy red berries on low-growing plants growing wild in my lawn. They look kind of like wild strawberries, but they are rounder with more pronounced bumps. Do you have any ideas as to ...
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Shade Tolerant Strawberry Varieties?

I would like to plant strawberries at the East end of my house in an existing bed. (I live in zone 5b) I've been trying to find an ever bearing variety that will do ok in partial shade but so far ...
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Do I need to cover freshly planted strawberries to protect against frost when it is snowing?

I planted strawberries in a small raised bed this weekend, it is now snowing. Do I need to cover my strawberries to protect them from frost or will the snow provide that protection?
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How do I figure out what pest is eating my strawberries?

What is eating my strawberries? Every other morning I come to my patch and see the ripening berries are getting eaten ( see photo attached). I have added a net over the top to try and deter birds. I ...
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Can you plant a strawberry from fruit?

I have an alpine strawberry plant which produces fruit (and no runners). How can I make a second plant from this one? Can I remove the seeds from a fruit and plant them?
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How to get my strawberry to grow runners?

I have a year and a half old mini-strawberry (the small-fruit kind) plant. I have heard a lot about strawberries growing runners, but mine never did. Is there something I should do to "coax" it to ...
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What is this green "fluff" in my strawberry patch?

I have this small green "patch" growing next to my strawberry (the "small fruit" type). It looks like it has tiny leaves and small fluff, and is still embedded into the soil, but it's slowly growing ...
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How to keep a detached strawberry runner alive

I acquired a strawberry runner seperated from the main plant. By the time I got home it looked quite withered and dying. Since I couldn't plant it right away, I put it in a glass of water overnight. ...
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Growing Strawberries in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia (Winter season)

I sowed strawberry seeds and they germinated just now after the passage of a long heavy rainstorm. I am living in Al Khubar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia which is a desert region. It is currently ...
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Brown leaves on strawberries

We did not mulch our strawberries this winter and we have brown leaves on some of the plants. Do we take the brown leaves off?
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Red Berry ID Assistance

This berry has shot up in our strawberry patch - not sure what it is Anyone have any ideas Cheers Chris
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Can I accelerate the ripening of strawberries?

It's Xmas Eve and the only strawberries in the shops were not quite ripe. I've got guests tomorrow at lunch and I've got to ripen these overnight! Strawberries are classically considered non-...
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Can I grow strawberries in Lagos Nigeria?

I just bought these strawberry seeds from aliexpress. And while I am awaiting their arrival, I thought it would be good to find out if strawberries can grow on any soil. Though I've not heard anyone ...
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Difference in supplementary lighting between greens and strawberries?

I read that for greens like salad you can provide supplementary light hours (during night time) in order to increase the growing speed. Some species even tolerate continuous lighting. Is the same ...
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Is it a bad idea to pin every branch of a strawberry plant to the ground?

The summer is half over. I'm looking to grow strawberries next year. Would it be a bad idea to "staple" the strawberry plants for the rest of this season into the soil (to discourage strawberries from ...
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Has anyone seen this kind of eggs in their kale and strawberry?

I guess these are eggs of some pest which is infecting the kale and strawberry plants in our garden. Has anyone seen something similar to this? If yes, what did you do to get rid of them without any ...
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Does anyone know what nutrient is lacking in these strawberries?

We bought 2 varieties of strawberries: Everbearing and June bearing. The pictures below show the ones that were produced by the two ever bearing plants. As you can see the fruits are not getting big ...
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What's the best ways to keep strawberries off the ground?

I received some free strawberries from an order, and was wondering what the best way to keep strawberries off the ground is.
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Is there a strawberry that grows as a bush?

I've heard that strawberries will vine out, but will any breeds grow as a bush so that I don't need to put out lines to keep the berries off the ground?
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Are these strawberries drying up?

Do these pictures of the strawberries look okay or are they drying up?
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What are these coatings on strawberry stems?

My strawberry plants have some kind of coating on their stems. It looks like dirt, but I've removed it several times and it keeps coming back. It also follows the stem. It doesn't seem to harm the ...
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