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More Chard issues

Posted by robinlmorris SF Bay Area (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 3:06

Apparently insects love swiss chard as much as I do...
Earlier this year my chard plants got defeated by leaf miners.
Since then, I have been keeping the leaf miners at bay by removing any eggs I find and spraying with spinosad.
My chard recovered and I have been happily eating it for the last month or two.
Now I have a new slimy pest eating my shard. I have searched the internet but I am still clueless about what it is. Whatever it is, it is not bothered by the spinosad.
Any help is much appreciated!

Thanks,
Robin


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RE: More Chard issues

Those look like aphids, commonly known as blackfly. They are sap suckers so are not responsible for the holes. A mild infestation is not much of a problem. Blast with the hose while growing. Wash them off before eating.


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RE: More Chard issues

Thanks!
I wonder what is causing the holes then...
So many things love my chard!


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RE: More Chard issues

Snails put holes in mine, and I have a feeling grasshoppers as well but haven't caught one in the act yet


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RE: More Chard issues

I find snails will eat anything before they'll eat chard. However they do like to hide in big old plants. I've also never found aphids on chard. In fact it's pretty much pest free. Which is odd considering the problems US gardeners seem to have with it. Any thoughts as to why that might be?


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