Strawberry disease?

BoeksOctober 5, 2012

I've only recently planted these strawberry plants and already they have these brown patches on the leaves. The leaves seem to go brown from the edges and increase in size till the leaf dies.

Is this a fungus?

Any help will be great!! Thanks.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

they are bare root???

if yes.. they were dug.. and held in a refrigerated warehouse.. until shipped for selling to you ...

it is common ... part of the digging up.. the warehousing.. the shipping.. the transplanting ...

life is all down there in the immature leaves ... these overly mature leaves have done their job.. and will soon be over grown by the new leaves ...

once the plant settles in .. and starts growing.. you could probably cut them off ... if you are that concerned about them ..

ken

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 5:02PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

What are they planted in?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 2:45PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i presumed they were just a rubber-banded group of 25 .. awaiting planting..

like i get mail ordered.. or from the local nursery ...

still in their plastic bag, on the counter ...

ken

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 5:07PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Poster said that they were recently planted. I was wondering if this was a grow bag of some sort. Hopefully, some clarification will be forthcoming. :-)

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 8:46PM
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Boeks

The plants were bought from the local nursery and came each in their own pot. They told me I could just make holes in a bag of compost and just plant. I thought that would be a bit concentrated?, but being still a rookie gardener, I did just that. Could this be the prob?

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 1:22AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

those are old leaves .. the ones that wintered over ..

as it gets settled in .. and the crowns start to grow.. just snip the ugly ones off ..

the only problem i see.. is a nervous newbie.. looking for problems ....

look inside .. and find the baby leaves.. i bet they are un-scarred .. and lush .. i think i see them in the pic .... under the old leaves ...

ken

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 9:15AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'd be very surprised if strawberries would be happy growing in a plastic bag of compost.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:40AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'd be very surprised if strawberries would be happy growing in a plastic bag of compost.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:41AM
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Boeks

Haha! I do seem to look for the problems....and sometimes forget to enjoy the fun of the challenge of growing your own food!

@ken, you're right....the new growth is in perfect condition!
@rhizo, a few of the plants are doing ok, but 1 looks like it's gonna die. Gonna plant them in a mixture of compost next time and not only compost.

Thanks for the help, but still got alot of other questions about other things and will post under relative topics!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 7:36AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

every leaf is a food making machine.. so we hesitate to cut them off at transplant ...

but once the new leaves start growing with vigor... meaning the roots are established..

i would cut off the damaged leaves.. S's are prone to mildew/molds/etc .. and a damaged leaf.. may encourage such ... so clean it up.. before fruit sets ...

there is a fruit forum ... you might get some specific fruit advice there ... if you wish ...

ken

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 8:40AM
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