New critter-proof strawberry bed?
I planted June-bearing and Day-neutral strawberries in spring of 2011, and was looking forward to a good harvest this year. Of course, the weird spring weather and normal April frosts knocked out a few blossoms, that's my fault for not covering them every night. But the real reason I didn't get berries was the 13-striped ground squirrels! I'm sure other people have run into this problem, and I was planning on building a critter-proof strawberry bed and replanting my current plants. I'd love to hear some suggestions on how people have dealt with the critter problems! (I don't think I can trap/shoot/poison them all, since they're endemic in my neighborhood. I'm thinking physical barriers.)