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PossumPatrol

I have a plant addiction. But hey, so do you. Melbourne, VIC Australia.

Fragaria x ananassa

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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PossumPatrol

Deformed strawberry ripened, and is only the size of my little fingernail! 🤦🏻‍♀️

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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PossumPatrol

Deformed strawberry??

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sand28

should be formed right as grows.. need to wait and watch

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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PossumPatrol

Freshly plucked from the backyard. Looks like my little net cover has been keeping the creepy crawlies and birds away from my #strawberries after all. #gyo 🍓🍓🍓🍓💚

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brightcolours

Yumbo! ❤️

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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PossumPatrol

Well will you look at that little beauty! #firstfruit #homegrown #strawberries

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brightcolours

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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PossumPatrol

The first fruit of my strawberry plant has yet to even turn red and already fallen prey to some keen predator. I've put a net on my little strawberry patch now. #strawberries

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brightcolours

Sigh... 😕 Good luck!

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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PossumPatrol

I'm happy to report that there have been no new chomp holes since applying used coffee ground to the base. In fact my little strawberry patch has literally perked up, just like how we do after coffee hehehe... Ps: The petals fell off the one I'm holding... can you see the tiny berry starting to grow? So excited because I have never eaten homegrown fruit before!

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gauravsh6

Yummy

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brightcolours

#strawberry

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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PossumPatrol

Bought the tiniest potted strawberry patch from Woolies one night a while back (it was only two bucks on sale so I thought why not try). Spruced it up, plucked off the only flower it had back then, and let it adjust to life in my backyard... Since then, it has been doing well, putting out about 5 new flowers and starting to spread its dark pretty leaves out. Only thing... I suspect a caterpillar might be munching on it now and then. #strawberries #strawberry

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brightcolours

Snails love them. Suggest putting straw around it. Or surround it with crunched eggshells.

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PossumPatrol

@brightcolours ok, thanks! A friend suggested used coffee grounds, so I just did that two days ago... Will try eggshells if coffee doesn't work.

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brightcolours

Coffee grounds are good too.

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brightcolours

And sawdust.

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PossumPatrol

@brightcolours hmm don't have saw dust. But coffee grounds and egg shells are definite staples in this household!🤗☕🥚

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