It could be a couple of things. Depending on your weather it could be leaf scorch. Another thing it could be, and the most probable, is that you planted the plant too deep. The crown MUST NOT be buried or even partially buried. I don't think it is a root problem nor a watering problem. Google strawberry root crownTell me why this is happening? I just watered them before the picture. View attachment 62239View attachment 62240View attachment 62241View attachment 62242View attachment 62243View attachment 62244View attachment 62245View attachment 62239View attachment 62240View attachment 62241View attachment 62242View attachment 62243View attachment 62244View attachment 62245
Some type of insect egg or insect. Spray with Neem. Your plants are stressed and that is the reason they are there. If I were to guess I'd say that they are eggs of thrips or mites. One way to find out for sure is look closely at the plant with a magnifying glass.
I cannot stress this enough. When you buy plants from a BBS like Home Depot you are getting plants that may have come from the other side of the US. They get their plants from the cheapest source they possibly can. And these sources use the cheapest labor that they possibly can and this means unskilled labor. When dealing with plants one has to know a little about what one is doing and being told or shown something once or twice doesn't make anyone knowledgeable about something as diverse as plants. I'll make a bet that at least 75% of trees sold a BBS are planted too deep in the container. I buy very few plants but the ones I do buy ALWAYS come from somewhere local and NEVER from a BBS. It is worth the added effort to go to a real nursery and get something good than go to a BBS and get something cheap. Unless you actually know about the plants you are buying, don't buy it and then be very leary and check everything on the plant for fungal and insect problems.Ok. I see. I bought these plants from Home Depot and plated them at the same level that the plants came in. Now I understand why my strawberry plants kept dying on me!
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