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

Vegetable getting eaten and seed fails


 
Most Recent Posts oops
Last post: kindredspirit
funny
Last post: kindredspirit
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Margo
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
Edlyn12
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 12 Jun 2013
Posts: 107
Location: Co.Kerry

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:46 pm    Post subject: Vegetable getting eaten and seed fails Reply with quote

Hello,I haven't been on this forum for a while die to computer issues and forgetting my username.I have started growing more vegetables.I planted carrots and most failed and some got eaten.I also planted lettuce,same thing happened.

What is going on?I had success last year but it has started happening this year.Is it too late to plant any vegetables now?

Thank You,
Edlyn12

_________________
Edlyn12
-----------
An avid teenage gardener!
Always love to help!
Favourite Tree: Native Irish Holly
Favourite Bush: Forsythia
Favourite Flower: Rose
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4170
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go out at night with a torch and a salt cellar and you will find the culprits. Ask at your local garden centre and they will advise you what you can still sow at this time of year, plenty of choices still. In some cases you might be better off just buying a 12 pack of plants and replanting them.
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Edlyn12
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 12 Jun 2013
Posts: 107
Location: Co.Kerry

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Go out at night with a torch and a salt cellar and you will find the culprits. Ask at your local garden centre and they will advise you what you can still sow at this time of year, plenty of choices still. In some cases you might be better off just buying a 12 pack of plants and replanting them.


Thank you,I will have a look at seed packets etc.

I just found that I can plant lettuce,carrots, beet perpetual and parsley(a herb,not a veg😄)

_________________
Edlyn12
-----------
An avid teenage gardener!
Always love to help!
Favourite Tree: Native Irish Holly
Favourite Bush: Forsythia
Favourite Flower: Rose
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Edlyn12
Rank attained: Rowan Tree
Rank attained: Rowan Tree


Joined: 12 Jun 2013
Posts: 107
Location: Co.Kerry

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprise!I have found two survivor lettuce seedlings which survived out of nowhere!Before I left for a week in cork there were no seedlings and now there is lettuces!But one of them is right beside my few carrots and I don't know if it is safe to transplant it into a container to grow it on.I really want to save this little guy!

Any help is appreciated as always
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ado 2
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 15 May 2015
Posts: 1110
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plant lettuce seeds in containers then you can help prevent the slugs getting them also the containers can be near your back door. I have large containers growing leeks, lettuce, rocket, celery, Swiss chard and herbs outside. Do go and and buy packs of veg plants Garden centres have all kinds of veg in packs I am going to plant spinach from a pack myself today
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ado 2
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 15 May 2015
Posts: 1110
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi you can plant the seeds in containers and keep near your back door.you can keep an eye on them for slugs easier. You can transplant some into your garden plot too. I have large containers growing lettuce, chives, scallions, Swiss chard, celery , leeks and as Tagwex said go to the garden centre and buy packs and plant them I am going to plant a pack of spinach today
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 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)