What’s eating my strawberries and how can I stop them?
Question by cher_lady: What’s eating my strawberries and how can I stop them?
This is the first time I have grown strawberries, and I have planted them in a pot, they are just turning red, and I have noticed the lovely big juicy one that I was soo excited about picking and eating has been nibbled!!!!! Well, I say nibbled, there are several tunnels in it, and i’m GUTTED.
Please, does anyone know what is causing this, and how I can stop it??? I intend to plant these strawberries out into a bit of my garden that I have dug over, so any tips on how to keep the pests away once I have done that would be helpful too – preferably organic tips!
Thanking you in advance!!!
Answer by Claire de Lune
The tunnels were probably made by a bird with a long beak like a mockingbird or bluejay. Animals like squirrels or rabbits will leave teeth marks and the berries will look chewed. Putting plastic mesh over it will help but some will still manage to get under it.
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