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Went out this morning and all my carrot seedlings are gone!


 
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject: Went out this morning and all my carrot seedlings are gone! Reply with quote

I went out this morning to my veg patach and all my early nantes and autumn king seedilings are gone. They were about an inch high and there were three rows of them.

Has anyone any thoughts on what would have happened them. There's no sign of slugs and I have slug pellets down.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be birds? Pigeons maybe?
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had thought of that but half of them are under netting so birds can't get at them.

I just noticed that something is eating my cabbage seedlings as well. They are still small as it has been really cold here up North.

Is it too late to plant more?
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh.rotten luck
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could still be slugs. They don't always leave much evidence behind. I had a whole tray of boxes of seedlings disapear over night without any sign of slug trails. I eventualy caught a slug red handed - well, green jawed anyway. Having found one, I assumed the presence of many and kept looking after dark. I had expected that this year there would be fewer slugs because of the cold weather, but I think they must all just be extra hungry, boldly seeking out new garden vegitation because of lack of grass after the snow. Make sure you fortify the slug defences for the next lot of seedlings even if you don't discover a slug because there will be slugs - I am now discovering dozens of them!

There's still time to re-sow. I have found that later sowings mostly just produce smaller, or in a few cases later results when you come to harvest them. The exceptions seem to be those that need pollinating in good time to produce fruit of veg, and those, like for example some kinds of turnips, that are very prone to run to seed if the weather gets too warm. I havn't had any problems with cabbages or carrots in this regard, as long as they are well watered.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: Went out this morning and all my carrot seedlings are gone! Reply with quote

This year I planted radishes with the carrots. the radishes come up early and are for the slugs in the hope they will leave the carrots alone. Works so far and I might even have a few radishes left as well.
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