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19/04/2013 at 19:24

Hi - I've sown Cosmos Purity from GW, and they were all coming up and had 1 pair of leaves, in the greenhouse.  But today I checked, and about 8 have had their leaves nibbled off, just leaving the stem, some at soil level, some about 1" high. Any ideas what it could be, I wondered about mice?

19/04/2013 at 19:26

Slugs/snails more than likely

19/04/2013 at 20:12

I go for slugs and snails too, I've had similar things happen last year to mine. They can really do a lot of damage to young seedlings

19/04/2013 at 20:16

Thank you for reminding me to put some pellets on my Purity

19/04/2013 at 20:38

Yip slugs. I did find my first vine weevil of the year in my coldframe though

19/04/2013 at 21:10
Grub or bug?
19/04/2013 at 21:29
I'd go with slugs too, that's how my wallflowers are looking at the moment!
19/04/2013 at 22:24

Yep....slugs or snails...look under the pots and trays, they hide...they're good at insinuating themselves in the slots of the aluminium struts of the GH...


I sent for my first lot of nemaslug yesterday...take that pesky slugs...

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