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knightquest

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What's eating me lettuce?...Not me!
« on: July 18, 2010, 11:41:27 pm »
We've got something that is eating our lettuce and kale. Haven't a clue what so your help would be much appreciated.

The leaves are really stripped I suppose. They are jagged and about 80% eaten. It's not slugs or snails but the blighters are very hungry. We bought some pick and grow back last week and it was decimated in two days. Don't suppose it'll grow back either.

Help please...............

Ian
Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)

Cobra

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Re: What's eating me lettuce?...Not me!
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 02:06:31 am »
OMG ?

Im sorry  :-[ Excuse teh rabbit joke  ;D

Slug problem? or animals getting in? Any clues at all?
Anything under the leaves or on the ground around the eaten veg etc, are the leaves eaten but the stems left including the leaf veins.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2010, 02:10:12 am by Cobra »

doganjo

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Re: What's eating me lettuce?...Not me!
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 12:06:10 pm »
OMG ?
Very clever photography there! ;D

Maybe mice and voles eating your veg?
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Fleecewife

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Re: What's eating me lettuce?...Not me!
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 03:18:45 pm »
Possibly pigeons or pheasants?
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Wizard

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Re: What's eating me lettuce?...Not me!
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2010, 05:58:23 pm »
Is it ORGANIC ! :farmer:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

knightquest

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Re: What's eating me lettuce?...Not me!
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 01:10:38 am »
We are organic and I don't think that it's animals. We had a tub that was out of reach. Can't find anything on or under the leaves. Been out in the dead of night too   :-\

Hopefully a picture will follow.



Ian
« Last Edit: July 20, 2010, 01:13:47 am by knightquest »
Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)

Cobra

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Re: What's eating me lettuce?...Not me!
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 02:37:08 am »
Looking at the photo, I would concider birds? The leaves are appear torn and holes appear punched through rather than eaten or nibbled, catapiller, slug tend to eat in semi circular patterns.

What does everyone else think?

Wizard

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Re: What's eating me lettuce?...Not me!
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 07:27:14 am »
Ian Pigeons
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

knightquest

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Re: What's eating me lettuce?...Not me!
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 08:05:32 am »
Thank you.

I love this forum.

Ian
Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)

 

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