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What’s eating my garden peas plant

i have a small row of garden pea plant that have been doing well. However it would appear something is eating the leaves, I have checked the leaves for fliea but I cannot find any. 

Please help.


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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,279
    Probably tiny snails. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • seyfadesseyfades Posts: 145
    Do the climb? It right to the top of my plants.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,795
    edited June 2018
    Oh yes, they climb ... snails even climb right up to the top of tall trees ........ to iinfinity and beyond!!! 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • seyfadesseyfades Posts: 145
    Oh silly me, if I apply slug and snail pellets, will my plant still survive and continue producing? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,795
    edited June 2018
    Your plants are a good size and mature ... they will survive without slug and snail pellets and your soil won't be contaminated and you won't risk poisoning any wildlife.

    I would ignore the damage ... it doesn't look too bad ... your peas look as if they're going to be great  :)


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • seyfadesseyfades Posts: 145
    Oh yes, they do taste lovely, I’ve havested a few from them already. My daughter loves eating fresh from the plant 
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 1,577
    seyfades said:
    Oh yes, they do taste lovely, I’ve havested a few from them already. My daughter loves eating fresh from the plant 
    In that case definitely do NOT put slug and snail pellets down. 
  • seyfadesseyfades Posts: 145
    I’m confused, does the pellets make them poisonous? I used some when the plants were growing and flowering but stopped. 

    I this whildt watering the plant this evening.  Could it be the culprit? There were a few of them on the plant creating their webs.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,120
    That's a spider in the last pic seyfades, definitely not the culprit of your leaf damage. Looks like slugs/snails to me. 

    We grow our peas beside a fence like you are, always spot a few snails hanging around halfway up 🐌. I simply pick them off the fence and chuck them in the green bin. Have used ferric slug pellets on the patch, putting just a few under a broken tile early spring helps reduce the slug population in that area.

    We eat them straight off the plants too, not noticed any nasty side effects. Should I be worried @Pauline 7
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