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What is this on beetroot

Can anyone help me with markings on beetroot leaves


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,454
    Could it be due to water splash? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,046
    edited May 2022
    It’s a little grub that gets between the layers of the leaf and eats it … can’t remember what it’s called … it loves beetroot and chard and stuff like that … spoils the look of it but not usually a huge problem. You can squish them by squeezing the leaf between finger and thumb. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 626
    Some sort of leaf miner.
    East Anglia
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