What's wrong with my strawberry plants?

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    Help!
    I bought these just a couple weeks ago from a nursery, and transplanted them. After noticing caterpillar damage, I sprayed them with bt but I don't know why some leaves are curling and they're not growing well. Apart from fertilizing, is there something I can do?
     

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    Hi Plantmom, I don't grow fruits but your leaves otherwise look healthy...are they being exposed to the sun as it looks like scorching as this can cause the curling.
     
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    Looks like they are older plants in too small a pot ! You can remove the leaves that are sticking out on the long skinny stems. Leave the center part,, repot them in a larger container and feed them ! They should be full of leaves and a rather compact plant,, they will soon put out runners that will be another strawberry plant if they touch the soil ! You can root them while still attached to the mother plant or wait till they get a bit larger and cut them off and plant them yourself. The main thing now is good sunlight and a good fertilizer !
    May take them about two or three weeks to rebound and start growing again !
    When you buy plants from a commercial nursery they often have been in those little pots way too long but they sell them anyway rather than lose money !
    What did you fertilize them with ?
     
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    Thank you! this weekend I did as you suggested. Now am waiting with my fingers crossed!
    For fertilizer, I'm using either Miracle-Gro or Osmocote (pics attached).
     

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    Hello @plantmom I use the miracle-grow in the tubs to feed my plants the same one and I have noticed they've flourished even better this year :like:
     
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    Either fertilizer is good ! Will wait for an update !
     
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    Unfortunately they all died. :crying: and here i was dreaming of harvesting my own strawberries! Have planted carrots in their stead, at least I know I can get them to grow!
     
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    Hello there, PM. I am sorry to hear that your plants didn't make it.
    If you try again to grow them, look on this site for tips. There are a number of threads and "how-to's". I know because I have written a couple myself. They are generally easy to grow once you get the ground and planting right.
     
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    Its really hard to kill strawberries !
     
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    Martin your quite right mate :like: because our property by the previous owner was a grow your own for distillery purposes :rofl: and there was a large patch of strawberries that my dog used to devour till his heart was content :whistling:
     
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