What's eating my plants?
May 28, 2011 9:54 PM Subscribe
Something is eating the plants in my garden. I don't know what it is or how to stop it. Photos inside.
posted by celerity to Home & Garden (13 answers total)
I planted some broad beans a few months ago, and they were doing great
. Then a few weeks ago I planted some chard and silverbeet seedlings. The day after planting them I noticed that they had been eaten down to the ground. And then I noticed that all the leaves had been eaten off some of the broad bean plants, seen here
. And now my beautiful row of broad beans looks like this
Does anyone know what it is that might be doing this? I'm in Melbourne, Australia if that helps. Are snail/slugs the most likely culprit? Birds? Insects?
We have had snails in our garden in the past. They've nibbled my lettuces, but nothing so destructive as above. I've tried crushed eggshells to no avail. Although I haven't tried any of the other suggestions in this thread
yet. Any other preventative suggestions would be welcomed. I want to eat my homegrown vegetables!