Hello everybody and a happy gardening season to you. This is my first post on this forum and I joined because of the issue I am having, although I do hope to learn a great deal more about gardening from being here.
I planted some started plants from 4" containers about three weeks ago, and have been using diatomaceous earth to try to keep snails and slugs and caterpillars away. (I am trying to use zero chemical pesticides or fertilizers this year.) I have applied DE religiously, about 4 applications in all, and when I rains I apply as soon as the rain stops.
In spite of this, upon inspecting my garden yesterday I was very upset to find some holes in the leaves of my beets, squash, corn and to a lesser extent my tomatoes and beans. It looks like snail and slug damage but I don't think it could be because wouldn't the DE scratch them all up and cause them to die? I posted pictures and any help at all qould be HUGELY appreciated!!!
Also whatever it is does not touch my onions, if that helps.