What's eating my beets?

tcstoehrMay 24, 2009

Something's doing a number on my young beet plants. I think they're also chewing the leaf stems on my summer squash, but that's just a guess. It doesn't seem to be slugs. Could earwigs or pill/sow bugs do this? Or is some nocturnal beetle to blame?

Whatever it is, it makes some well-defined, sharp cuts.

I guess now is a good time to do an "all-nighter", I'll get up all night with a flashlight to check it out. Vigilance is the price of gardening it seems.

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Sure looks like slug damage to me. Take a salt shaker with you to the garden tonight.

Next best bet would be armyworms (small caterpillars that also feed at night).

DE (diatomaceous earth) controls both.

Dave

    Bookmark   May 24, 2009 at 11:35AM
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gardendawgie(5)

The west has rats.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2009 at 3:10PM
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