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RAGLM Board > Gardening > Request For Info. On Plant Problem
7/12/2013 11:46:22 AM
pestsReply: ComputerTech
If the edges of the leaves are being eaten, it is likely some sort of caterpillar. If the center of the leaves is being eaten, it might be grasshoppers.
4/27/2011 6:06:55 PM
Request For Info. On Plant ProblemReply: Laurie
What is the fencing above the railroad ties?

I have personally seen adult rabbits go through 1" chicken wire in a flash. We had to re-fence to a max of 1/2" wire to have a chance of keeping them out.
4/27/2011 5:50:50 PM
Cucurbit vegies being eatenReply: Michael D
Not sure what is eating your cuc's and squash, I have not planted mine yet. Try putting a screen over a few plants and see if they are eaten in the same way--guessing birds or grasshoppers.
4/27/2011 8:09:31 AM
Request For Info. On Plant ProblemPost: Cindy Ferry
Cross Posting Request For Your Input:
Hi Cindy,
Can you ask around if anyone else in our area is experiencing this? I am trying to grow a vegetable garden and I am having a problem with the cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini - something is eating all the leaves. I went to Parkview Nursery with a sample and they thought first that it was snails/slugs. Treated the area for that, but that turned out not to be the case. Then they thought is may be worms (I see no worms). Treated the area for that, but that was not the case. I sprayed insecticide soap, but that didn't help either. Whatever it is is not bothering the tomatos, eggplant or peppers. The eating of the leaves occurs in the afternoons and 8 plants can be picked clean in a single afternoon. The garden is enclosed in a 5 foot fence with railroad ties cemented in at the bottom.

I have been successful in gardening in Corona so I am thinking it is something unique to our rural area. I am hoping that someone local has experienced this, figured it out and can share a solution. I have have even gone out there and sat for 2 hours watching to see! Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Cindy Ferry
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