lin and mark
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sprout attack

as we're new to growing veg we started some sprouts following seed packet directions all was going well then they started being eaten by something just the big leaves the stalks seem strong but no sprouts forming as yet . we don't seem to have any slugs in the garden. so what could it be? :(

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You must be the luckiest gardeners in the world not to have slugs in your garden!
Do you have snails? Or pigeons? Or rabbits? Any of these could be the culprits.

Are you SURE you don't have slugs? Where do you live? I'm moving out there! :lol:
Delia

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decam0 wrote:You must be the luckiest gardeners in the world not to have slugs in your garden!
Do you have snails? Or pigeons? Or rabbits? Any of these could be the culprits.

Are you SURE you don't have slugs? Where do you live? I'm moving out there! :lol:
Delia
no no slugs or snails nor pigeons and no rabbits only seem to get butterflies and bee`s and moths :D

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I'm stumped!
Anyone else have any ideas?

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If you have butterflies, they're likely begetting caterpillars.
Also, even if you havent seen any of them, they may just be hiding. My slugs are always out at night, which makes them a lot harder to see. Same goes for a lot of things, an I cant blame them given the heat.. You might want to take a flashlight and a couple lanterns out to check them out after dark.

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Great suggestion, fem. :)

My ex wife used to have a night ritual called slugging. No, had nothing to do with me coming home late from the pub. :P

Slugging was when she used to go out with a flashlight to get the slugs and snails.

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thanks for replies we're out tonight with the flashlight looked for caterpillars but as yet not spotted any, stilll pretty sure its not slugs as we have hostas as well and they've not been touched, grateful for any more ideas

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