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Q.What Do I Do With the Burnt Leaves on My Strawberry Plant?

MalleiCheng added on April 22, 2011 | Answered

I’m a newbie when it comes to nursing plants, but I decided that I wanted to try and grow some strawberries just for fun and experience. I live in Las Vegas and it gets pretty dry and hot here, so I leave my plant in mostly shade and part time sun; however, my plant still got slightly sun damaged! Furthermore, I asked my younger brother to water my plant for me and he soaked up the soil with too much water! I’m afraid it won’t survive, or will it? If so, please tell me how I can recover my harmed plant.
~Thanks, Mallei

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Answered on April 27, 2011

If this is a newly planted strawberry, I would not worry too much about the sun damage. They will toughen up pretty quickly. You can trim out any brown leaves as these are dead and will not recover.

As for the too much water, where you live, I doubt it will cause any issues. As long as they are not left in standing water for more than a few hours. Actually, if you are keeping them in pots, you may want to be watering 2X a day, especially on days where the temps are over 80F.

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