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Why are my strawberry beds dying?

Dying strawberries
Dying strawberries Submitted photo


Can you give me insight as to what is happening to my strawberry bed? The plants seem to be drying up and dying. I water on a regular basis. Ideas? Thanks, Marilyn


The strawberry plants may be dying from a number of causes, and from the picture it would be difficult to diagnose. I would suggest taking a still live, but dying plant to your local Extension Service, where the leaves, roots, stems, etc. could be examined. Here is the link to the KSU Extension publication on strawberries, which should prove helpful to you: http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/mf598.pdf

Carole - Johnson County Extension Master Gardener