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#53839 May 29th, 2007 at 07:38 AM
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At first it was bunnies, eating all the new leaves off my seedlings and now, now, something buggy has invaded. Whatever it is, likes to eat between the veins in the leaf. I am deeply annoyed! Any ideas or suggestions?

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here is a bug I found when I went to take pictures, but I doubt that this little fella is the problem.
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The damage almost looks like slugs have eatin into it- if so get some slug pellets, and make a barrier around the plant. The bug that is in the picture is a green lacewing, and is a good insect to have around, as they eat aphids. Some people actually release those into the garden to help clean up pest bugs!

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Well, slugs would explain why I can't find anything (other than an aphid here and there). I've never had slugs in my garden before. My ground has got 2 inches of alfalfa on it, acting as a mulch. So do I put the pellets on the mulch or pull it back and put it on the ground?

Penny, I've got radishes, I just can't find them. I bought them for exactly that purpose. I'd hate to put a pepper spray out there though. I released 1500 ladybugs in March for DD's bday party and they are still around and working in the garden. I'd hate to repel them.

Thanks for the great ideas!


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put it on top of the mulch. Form a barrier with the pellets around the plant. The pellets attracts them, then its curtains for them when they feed on them. Slugs usally come out in the dark, or during wet damp weather. They can do a number on your plants if you let them go.


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