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what is eating my carrot, beet, and radish seedlings?


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what is eating my carrot, beet, and radish seedlings?

septocaine_queen | Sep 14, 2010 08:24 PM

Argh! I just planted from beets, carrots, and radishes. A few days ago the seedlings of the beets and radishes started coming up and I was so excited. Yesterday I noticed that the beet seedlings were being munched on by something and the radish leaves were too. Today almost all the beet seedlings are leafless.

They are planted in the ground and I put a light layer of munch on top when I planted. I do not see snail or slug tracks. I do see ants but in a normal amount. I have dogs and I don't want to use anything that would endanger them.

Should I just plant more and go for the law of averages like fish laying millions of eggs with the hope that 1% reach adulthood?

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