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What's eating my broad beans?


 
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onemanorthree
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: What's eating my broad beans? Reply with quote

HI,

Plants were doing very well until about 4 weeks ago.
Loads of flowers which turned into nice pods.
Now the leaves are been eaten and the pods are been eaten at source.

Any ideas?



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be aphids, mice
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the damage almost certain has been caused by slugs but the damage is a few days old and the damaged tissue has turned black. The picture also shows the remains of the blossom stems that were unpollinated. Slugs sometimes remain concealed on higher plants so search for them. They always feed on the tender growing points but like to get back to base in dry weather.
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