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#74958 Jun 24th, 2007 at 05:39 AM
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I have never had any problem with growing marigold till this yr.
when I transplanted into a bed, the next morning the plants were totaly stripped--only the skeletons left.
I thought nothing would ear marigold!!!!
any help?
thanks,

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I've seen slug damage on marigolds. Is there any shiny or slimey residue on them?


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Wrennie #75054 Jun 24th, 2007 at 09:38 AM
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One insect that definitely loves marigold is the earwig or clipshear - they can do some serious damage to leaves. But not sure if you get these beasties in the States though!

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... If it is earwigs, then her's my suggestion on how to deal with them (not for the squeemish!):

You can trap them by placing an upturned tin filled with straw near where they're most active. Periodically have a look inside and take out the straw and dispose of any inhabitants by burning. You can also trap them by putting some branflakes in a little cardboard box with holes in it. They also collect in habitats such as mulch, wet newspapers, rotten boards, etc.

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Originally Posted by starfish
One insect that definitely loves marigold is the earwig or clipshear - they can do some serious damage to leaves. But not sure if you get these beasties in the States though!

Yes we definitely do. Ick!


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