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pest issues with container gardening?

Posted by cghpnd 7 / Virginia (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 18, 13 at 7:36

Im still fairly new to the garden scene. So I have everything in containers ..milkweed, zinnias, cosmos,sunflowers etc...my zinnias which are about to bloom , the leaves are being stripped of everything leaving only a skeleton of the leaf. I've been out there several time at night, all day etc n I can not see whats making the damage. I've even stayed up all night long checking frequently. I know its hard to tell but what could it possibly be. Thanks


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RE: pest issues with container gardening?

If I had to guess, it could be earwigs, Slugs usually leave a silvery trail but earwigs will strip leaves down to the bare bone. Just my experience.
Sharon


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RE: pest issues with container gardening?

  • Posted by cghpnd 7 / Virginia (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 19, 13 at 14:42

Its both! Now what to do. I have Googled so much but I want personal experience. Ive heard beer traps ...its disappointing as a first timer to see this happen. There's no other gardens within a half mile raduis... so frustrating.


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RE: pest issues with container gardening?

  • Posted by cghpnd 7 / Virginia (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 19, 13 at 14:43

Its both! Now what to do. I have Googled so much but I want personal experience. Ive heard beer traps ...its disappointing as a first timer to see this happen. There's no other gardens within a half mile raduis... so frustrating.


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