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13/06/2012 at 14:58

my runner beans are being eaten.. the leaves are just being left like green lacey doileys..They are still rowing though...
Whats eating them and can I do anything to stop it.

13/06/2012 at 15:09

Sounds like slugs or snails (one of them leaves the leaf skeleton behind, I can never remember which one).  Snails are also excellent climbers, so it could be them.  Try putting sand or grit around the base of the plants, to make it uncomfortable for them, or try treating with something like nemaslug.

13/06/2012 at 15:14

Slugs ,slugs slugs it is always slugs--or snails- especially in wet conditions-use pellets or whatever means to deter them-it is a war out there

13/06/2012 at 16:10

damn little blighters..they picked the wrong veg patch to blight.....the fight is on...LOL

Many thanks

 

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