• Strawberries

    Posted by Unknown Member on September 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm


    Something was going wrong with a few of my strawberry plants. I decided to check the soil and I found 1-2 Grub worms in each container. I had to google them and it said “They are the larval life-stage of several different species of beetles.” I was so annoyed…my hard work! I went through each pot and just removed them.

    Any suggestions?

    Unknown Member replied 8 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Unknown Member

    September 8, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Do you have chickens? They could help, but there time there must be monitored. Planting companion plants that bring in beneficial insects who eat these larvae is your best and more healthy step. Hand picking is another.

  • themacs

    September 8, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    What kind of strawberries? We have everbearing in the garden and also in pots, feed bags, pallets…you name it strawberry plants are in it. When we planted the slips in the potters in June, they died back but we kept the soil moist and they came back strong and healthy and have been producing some really good berries the last few weeks and still flowering quite well. They don’t do as good as in the garden (we get two good picks per season and they produced strawberries up until November last year) but at least we get one good pick out of the potted ones.. We have lots of grubs and slugs and, although an annoyance, they don’t seem to hurt the root of the plants. Nematodes are suppose to work on grubs too, but we haven’t tried it yet.

  • Unknown Member

    September 10, 2022 at 5:42 am

    💐 Than you both for responding to my question. I have sequoia strawberries that I purchased by the “flat” and at the time of purchase I could not notice if the strawberries were disease free. It took a long time for some to pop with growth. I didn’t think to check the soil. I don’t have any chickens. That’s a great idea 👍