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What's eating my radishes?

They are in pots with copper tape, and I'm trying to protect from birds with fleece

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,855
    Slugs or tiny snails. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • They were my first thought, but the chard in the same containers is demolished by slugs in the ground, but untouched there! Is there a better way to keep the plants safe?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,855
    You could go out with a torch at night and catch them in the act. Remove, kill then add to your compost bins, then their life hasn’t been in vain,😄
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • bookmonsterbookmonster Posts: 399
    edited August 2019
    Well beer traps achieved nothing here adn i'm not sure i could actively kill them. If I didn't kill them they'd just come back.  Perhaps i'm not meant to grow radishes
  • For once, it's not slugs. Small cabbage white caterpillars. it

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,855
    Brilliant, you’ve found them,  the cabbage white are having a lovely time at the moment, 🙂 now you can remove them and put them out for the birds. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Ha, yes, I put them on the bird table and it looks like someone has had a feast!
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