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What's eating my sweet pots?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:47

Really? Well it could be, I'll put some beer traps around them


What's eating my sweet pots?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 12:32

I've had sweet pots in the ground for a couple of months now under a small poly tunnel, but they outgrew the poly tunnel and so they've been exposed for the past week or so.

I checked on them yesterday to find some holes in the leaves, any idea what it is? Doesn't look like slug damage to me, holes are too small. There was low flying gnatty-type flies hovering around it when I was there about 8pm yesterday.

Thanks for any advice


Pak choi nibbler

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:58
Oops tried to post the link as a direct image but failed, sorry guys!

Pak choi nibbler

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:57
Hi peeps I am growing pak choi in a raised bed in my allotment, and the past week or so I have noticed some white spots and tiny white holes. I work on the raised bed wife often and don't see many bugs in there, could anyone tell me what would cause this? I have had a quick look and read possible flea beetle, would anyone else agree with this? Many thanks!

Tomatoes on allotment?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:46
I've just planted my San Marino seedlings in my allotment for the first time; I've only ever grown them in grow bags or pots in the back garden.

They were the leftover 10 plants that would have otherwise gone to waste probably, so nothing lost if something does go wrong, but fingers crossed not!


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:36

I've got beer slug traps in the allotment and seem to be catching what I think is a lot of ground beetles in them.
I just wondered if these are good for the allotment or not - do they eat seedlings or will they eat the other buggers that will eat them?

Need to decide whether to take measures to help them get out or not.


Organic slug control

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:33

I use slug pubs and have great success. You have to have a vessel around 6 inches deep so that they can't climb back out. I am using cheap 2.8% beer from Aldi and it does the job.
I put a few small lollipop-type sticks in the ground around the edges of the vessel and put an upturned flowerpot on top to protect it getting diluted by rain.

There are a lot of slugs around so I prefer to do something that actually lowers the numbers rather than just turning them away to go somewhere else or come back another day.

Brown spots on tomato leaves

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:26

I read something on RHS website that it to do with extremes of temperature between the night and daytime which would certainly make sense.

'Treated' beans and peas?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:10
That makes sense because they were bought from an independent garden centre in deepest, darkest Somerset!

Brown spots on tomato leaves

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 14:43
I've been through all of my plants and found some other effected ones too, although as bad as the one in the pic.

Have removed all leaves and will keep my fingers crossed!

Thanks everyone
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