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Pea Leaves Decimated

So I recently planted garden peas in my polytunnel and they were doing well on their little plot in the rotation, garlic and spring onion on either side. Yet this morning I went in to find they had been beheaded and only one was left. The shoots were about 2 inches tall, and now they’re back down to sprouting level. What’s causing this? It happened over night. 


  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    Slugs would be my first thought.
  • SkylarksSkylarks Posts: 379
    edited April 2020
    Yes, I’m thinking slugs too. Same thing happened to my dahlia, basil and sweet pepper.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Agree, but if not slugs then an early morning visit by a woodpigeon is a possibility.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • GemmaJF said:
    Slugs would be my first thought.
    I haven’t seen any slugs around my land unless they’re sneaky. I also recently moved a bird feeder from the reaches of the tunnel. Could be birds? But overnight. Blackbirds, woodpeckers, robins, swallows just migrated here..
  • Just saw a mouse run out of the tunnel! Challenge accepted. 
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