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Hi Guys,

For the past 4 years I have attempted to grow strawberries (apparently the easiest berry to grow).
I'll tell you now I haven't had much luck.

All strawberry plants from the nursery have information cards that say full sun. Yea right! not in Australia mate they just burn and die.
I have started shading the plants between 12-2pm and finally got one to last more than 6 months.
The only problem being all the fruit were tiny and deformed.

Being totally organic I have so many bees and other pollinators in my garden so I doubt it could have been pollination issues.
I tried plenty of chook poo pellets and vermi juice but nothing seemed to work.
After some googeling I decided to try Gypsum to see if there was a calcium deficiency.

IT WORKED!! my strawberries are now a normal shape.
Lets just hope the birds or insects don't get to eat them before I do.

I hope this can help someone with a similar issue.

Keep on growing!
 
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