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Stawberry leaves going brown and curly.

teedy23teedy23 Forumite
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Does anyone have any clues why they are doing this, and should I be worried? There are a few wee strabws on the way.:confused:
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  • teedy23teedy23 Forumite
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    Can anyone advise ? Oh please !
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  • susiebsusieb Forumite
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    mine are doing the same, I cant see any pests they are well watered I also have no idea
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  • annie123annie123 Forumite
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    Haven't read the whole page but this may help

    http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG1148.html

    found on web:

    powdery mildew (look for white to gray to tan fungal growth on the lower leaf surface, with tiny white then yellow then tan then black (with age) fruiting bodies. In severe cases, leaves might turn brown and curl up. Some individual specimens will be much more susceptible to powdery mildew than others
  • troll35troll35 Forumite
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    I'd try looking in the soil/compost for white grubs (vine weevil larva) that can munch away on the roots
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  • teedy23teedy23 Forumite
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    The fruit seems to be developing well though, cant see any powdery stuff, thanks for all your help .
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  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    I would suspect vine weevil as troll35 says, if growing in pots, are they in pots?

    There is no cure - the vine weevil killer is not suitable for edible plants. I lost some of mine this year due to this blighters

    If in open ground, maybe just normal die back, do you have plenty of green leaves?
  • greyteam1959greyteam1959 Forumite
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    Are you sure that you have not had any frost this last week or so cos we have.........
    Might be something as simple as that
  • lbt_2lbt_2 Forumite
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    Do you have a picture? I have just had to take out one of my strawberry plants (I have three in a hanging basket) because it had an airborne fungus.

    I am no expert at all - this is my first year of growing. My local garden centre are very helpful and have given me loads of advice, so I took one of the leaves in yesterday and they told me that was what it was.

    The plant affected was very different to the others anyway - it only had two flowers on and the others have loads.

    If you can post a photo, I can tell you if it is the same, or similar to mine.
  • teedy23teedy23 Forumite
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    I cant take a picture unfortunately, I nipped out all the brown leaves, fed and watered them and they look a bit better. I have three types in wall mounted pots, the ones we were all buying from Aldi, the early fruit is looking quite good and I cant see any powdery residue, I,ll hold out to see if this goes on then pull out the ones I think my be sick. I,ll have to learn patience and diligence. Thanks for the advice all.
    :T:jDabbler in all things moneysaving.Master of none:o

    Well except mastered my mortgage 5 yrs early :T:j
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