Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

Unknown chilli pest


 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
spudulike
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 17 Jun 2010
Posts: 6
Location: South Tipp

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Unknown chilli pest Reply with quote

Hi everyone. I am growing some cayenne chilli and up to the other day everything was going great, but something is systematically cutting off the leaves at the stem and then devouring the stem itself from the top down. I have a little hobby tunnel in which i am also growing grapes tomatoes melons blueberries.and a few herbs , basil , parsley, and mint, all of which are unaffected. No caterpillars greenfly present. Does anyone out there have any idea whats doing the damage.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
michael brenock
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Posts: 1275
Location: cork

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

possible culprits include wireworms, leatherjackets, cutworms slugs and snails.
check for slug slime, scrape back with a trowel the top half inch of soil with a trowel and check for any grubs or maggots. Check under any loose stone for slugs or at night with a torch.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spudulike
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 17 Jun 2010
Posts: 6
Location: South Tipp

PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael for that prompt reply. I should have said that everything I have are in containers of fresh compost but I had a little poke around as per your advice but found nothing. I think it might be a rodent as i put a livecatch mousetrap in last night and the bait was gone this morning with no capture, but it had moved two feet from original site. Time for more drastic measures methinks. Thanks again Michael.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2018 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)