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Strawberry thief !

My strawberries are flowering and producing a fabulous late crop but strangely very few ripe ones. The slugs have had a nibble at some and I don’t mind a little sharing as long as they aren’t too greedy! Nearby is a huge Butternut Squash Plant sheltering a large patch of garden soil. While checking the new squash babies being formed I came across a cache of twenty lovely strawberries.. they were still white and neatly placed close together. We don’t have squirrels here so I can only think that it is mice. I did see on your discussions that someone else has had the same problem. Little rascals ! 


  • Yes I have had some lovely red ones when I can beat the slugs to them but the mice had particularly chosen the almost ripe/ but still white ones. Perhaps the slugs were guarding the red ones. Ha ha 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,266
    I always picked mine early and ripened indoors to prevent the onslaught of 'the slug'.
    The ripe ones are easier for them to get their sluggy mouths round  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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