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Strawberrys Second Year

Hello everyone, I have recently taken over a plot of strawberrys, now coming into their second year. I need some advice on how to manage them at present.

They had been left since the summer with many of the plants still covered in brown leaves so I removed these exposing the green leaves. Most of the leaves however have black spots, some have brown and red discolouration with some yellow markings. Is there anything I can do to recover the health of the plants?



  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I'd just wait a while Ben. When you see the new growth really starting to come up, then just trim back the affected leaves.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,072

    They will also benefit from a bit of fish, blood and bone fertiliser tickling into the soil around them, once the fresh healthy growth Dave mentions starts to appear.  Strawberries always look as you describe at this time of the year, so nothing to worry about.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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