Q.How Do I Prevent Mushy Strawberries?
We have strawberries in raised beds and last year many of them became mushy. My husband thinks it might be because we tried irrigation using above ground sprinklers as opposed to a drip line to each individual plant. Any advice? Also, our asparagus of 5 years is coming up VERY skinny this spring, as if they were new plants. Why did this occur and how should I proceed?
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It could be the overhead watering promoted fungal disease which led to mushy strawberries. Also, if they make contact with the soil, the same thing can happen. Use mulch to keep the strawberries off the soil water with soaker hose or drip irrigation.
This article on thin asparagus should help: