misshapen strawberriesKirk W. of San Jose, CA asks: Why are my strawberries shaped so oddly? I have them in a new hanging planter on a second floor apartment and water them correctly. What do you think is going on?

Thanks for your question Kirk! Your strawberries are suffering from “catfacing” which basically means they look unattractive. This most likely happened because of poor pollination. Because of your location, and the odd weather (windy and stormy) it’s possible that bees and other insects had trouble finding your plant. Hopefully next year will be better!