Warning to Beginning Gardeners: What I learned from Growing Strawberries
Concern arose when my strawberry plant's leaves started turning brown and the fruit looked dry and shrivel.
It was producing nice healthy fruit until I put bone meal on it, then things took a dark turn. Bone meal is an organic fertilize used to slowly infuse the plant with phosphorus.
Phosphorus is one of the primary nutrient need to grow along with nitrogen and potassium. Plants also need secondary nutrient: calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. As a beginning gardener I didn't think it was possible to give a strawberry plant to much nutrient, but that is so far from the truth. Giving plants nutrient is a tricky game of measurements and amounts. The first thing I learned from giving my plant to much nutrients: