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Sad because Strawberries Disappeared. Yesterday, I found out that all strawberries which I was waiting to turn red disappeared. I thought maybe I was dreaming but upon investigation found out that they were all gone. My suspicion is a mouse or a blackbird. I have seen both nearby. I really feel like wiping out the mouse/ blackbird generation from this earth. Am I right in believing that it's mouse/ blackbird because can a small mouse really pluck a big strawberry and eat bit of it and throw away the remaining?

Is there anything I can do to get strawberries for this year and how to protect strawberries for the next year.



My neighbor grows strawberries, and he puts each one in a baby food jar until it ripens. (We have the same mouse/flying rat problem)

8 Jul, 2011


I grow mine in hanging baskets, then cover witha fine net when the fruits appear and have never had a poblem.

8 Jul, 2011


I have had this problem on my allotment even though I netted the whole row. I eventually found the stash of unripe strawberries and guess who was the culprit, rats. As suggested either grow in a hanging basket or give up!

8 Jul, 2011


I found that wildlife only tend to eat red strawberries. If you seem them start to turn red then you need to get out there and protect them then, not before.

8 Jul, 2011

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