Hi all - my first post.
I was wondering if someone had any thoughts on why my first-year strawberry plant leaves were browning around the edges, then drying out, then dying.
I have attached the following pictures. Hopefully I did that right...please accept my apology if I did not.
I have 16 plants, and the browning is on many of them. The back two rows do not get as much sun as the other rows and they do not have the browning - so my first thought was leaf scorch. I've done an internet search including this site and didn't find anything. I might have overlooked though.
So...some basic info -> I live in Alb, NM. The strawberry bed is mostly homemade compost with some pine needles and perlite [not entirely sure why I added the perlite, but...]. The bed has been seasoned with an acid-loving plant fertilizer "Peace of Mind 6-4-4". Also, I'll throw in some coffee grounds for added nitrogen. I have not had the soil tested. Since the water here in Albuquerque is generally alkaline, I'll let the water sit out for a day or so to heat up before watering. I typically only water 2 to 3 times a week and it's a small amount.
Anyway, that's all I've got. I would really appreciate the help. My wife loves strawberries and if I could get this fruit growing for next year, she'd love it very much.