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08/08/2013 at 09:13

Hi,

This is my second year as a vegetable gardener, the problem is my veg leaves have been destroyed by some that is eating them with the exception of the tomato's, can somebody please tell me what blighter maybe causing this? and how can i stop it.  Everything looks tattered and sad.

Many thanks

08/08/2013 at 09:15

It could be anything from slugs to deer - can you post us some pictures of the damage please, and tell us a bit more about your garden and the plants you're growing 

08/08/2013 at 09:56

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28984.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28985.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28986.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 I have a terraced house back garden so no deers (unless there climbing deers).  The actually veg plot is 6m x 1m.  We haven't really seen any slugs this year, however we do a snails, theres evidence of catapillers because ive seen them but not much evidence of butterflies.  hope this helps

08/08/2013 at 22:56

I think this is slug and snail damage.  I'd make some beer traps for the slugs 

There's some good information here http://www.instructables.com/id/Slug-Trap-from-Recycled-Water-Bottles/ 

 

Good luck 

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