So I tore out all my strawberries last year. But they are aggressive and a lone strawberry plant showed up on the ground next to the raised beds. I was not paying too much attention to it until I noticed 2 large berries on it. I thought the squirrels would get to it before me and didn’t think too much about it. Imagine my surprise when they turned red and nothing had eaten them. Then this morning I saw a bite out of one. I picked them immediately. One was eaten by slugs. I hate slugs. And I ate the other.
It was fine. I coulda let it ripen further but I wasn’t going to let something get to it before me. You see. I can outsmart the wildlife in my yard, well, the slugs anyway.