Susan W
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Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:46 pm
Location: Memphis, TN

Something after the seedlings

Something is de-capitating some of the seedlings, some more than others, basil being a favorite. The seedling up 1/2 to 1", still 1st leaves. This in a tray of 10 peat pellets, outside, light shade, out of rain. I don't know if it flies or crawls, leaves gone, the stem remaining straight up. I've moved to a different shelf, problem follows, then back to inside. Once true leaves grow, seems to be OK. Any ideas?

Susan -frustrated and annoyed

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Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:25 am
Location: ranches in sierra nevada mountains California & Navada high desert

Hi Susan, Don't know what you villains are they could be bug, but when I had that problem it was mice and kangaroo Rats, which I am feeding bait to. They just mow the seedling leaving about 3/4" or an inch of stem. Let us know.


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