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    Jilly Tiller is offline Germinator
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    Default what's eating my broccoli plants???

    After last year when I tried three times to establish brassica plants and each time the whole lot was promptly eaten - I assumed by pigeons as I had seen them on the garden - we put up fruit cages over the whole area to stop the blighters! but - now again all my plants have been eaten again, twice! any ideas? I have put down slug pellets - although there are no dead or live slugs visible, and mouse poison. Birds and rabbits can't get in either. The plants are being eaten within hours of planting out!

    any help welcome - or we'll be eating carrots and leeks all winter instead!

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    Might be mice.

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    or slugs cause there eating my cabbage seedling. the little ..........

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    Are they vanishing totally or disappearing bit by bit?
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    Could be snails, they're crafty and avoid the little blue smarties that the slugs fall for. What does the damage look like. Also it might be worth waiting till your plants are a bit bigger before you plant them out.

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    why would you put poison in your garden??

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    if possible, go on a night hunt with a torch,if its slugs or snails you'll maybe catch them red handed

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    If they were chopped off at the base it could be cutworms!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)
    Diversify & prosper!


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