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What's eating my French Beans & Lettuce?


 
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greengiant
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject: What's eating my French Beans & Lettuce? Reply with quote

Hi all
Any ideas what's chewing on my French Bean & Lettuce seedlings? I've already put down 2 doses of Nemaslug, 6 weeks apart like it says on the box, & have laid beer traps but still have a feeling it might be a slug / slugs. Thought it was still a bit early for them though? Could it be a different culprit (anxious to nip it in the bud before it does more damage)? I've posted 2 photos. Thanks.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slugs,Slugs and more slugs, my lads ate a whole gourgette plant with leaves as big as a head of cabbage! I was only away 3 days! I usually collect old copper piping and make a barrier in a straight line down both sides and end of bed for young plants. you could also use crushed eggshells, small gravel stones, or go out at night with your torch and a packet of salt, Be careful, its like Jurassic park out there. Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks tunnelsofhens10, I've a battle ahead of me. I'll use some strong netting to keep those pterodactyls off! Laughing
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