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RE: something is eating my veggies!

  • To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
  • Subject: RE: something is eating my veggies!
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 08:03:13 -0800
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  • Thread-topic: [CHAT] something is eating my veggies!

One year I had problems with quail eating my sprouting plants so I guess
I wouldn't rule out birds. Although missing leaves off mature plants
doesn't sound like birds. Rabbits would eat your peas and lettuce down
to nubs. Gophers would eat the roots and sometimes they drag the whole
plant down into the hole - you'd probably notice gopher holes. Ravens
pull up the sprouts completely.
Got any place to buy row cover? You might try covering the new plants
and see what happens.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Theresa G.
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 10:21 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] something is eating my veggies!

Ok- so at first I thought it was slugs eating my new little brocolli
plants.  Put down slug bait. No change.  Then my new little pea plants
were getting the leaves eaten off too-  maybe some insane caterpiller
than can live in the cold?  sprayed BT.  No change.  Then leaves off
mature pea plants and lettuce and spinach.  Now I think it must be a
4-legged animal.  But what???  I've never caught/seen anything out there

at all, except for little house finch and white crowned sparrows.  But
they don't eat plants, just bugs.  And it doesn't look like bird damage
Any idea or suggestions are greatly appreciated.  At this rate, I may
not get much to eat myself!!


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