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my spinach is being eaten. every plant has holes in it and i am not sure what could be eating it. there is no sign of insect. does anyone have an answer please?


  • It's probably slugs and or snails - remove old dying leaves and stems and keep the row clear of weeds - sprinkle crushed egg shells or grit around the plants and go out in the dark with a torch and a bucket with salt in it!

    The leaves will still be ok to eat - just give them a good soak in lightly salted water to remove any slugs/snails that are hiding. image

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

  • slugs no doudt,

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Agree, and it will be those tiny nasty little black things. image

  • Mine didn't even germinate  image

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