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how to protect strawberries from roly poly and other pests?

  • 12-06-2023 8:58am
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    we have a pretty small gardening area (a strip, rather), of like 90-100cm depth and maybe 2 meter length in our backyard.

    we planted 1 single strawberry plant that our daughter got the year we moved in from her school. this has spread all other the area now, which is great and gives us a good amount of strawberries every year.

    however many of the berries are eaten by bugs like roly polys (whatever their correct name is) and birds.

    while we dont have the bird problem this year, the roly polys are still annoying. just this morning my daughter saw a very red strawberry, but when she turned it around is was almost hollow

    what can we do to prevent critters from nibbling away our strawberries?