What is eating these chilli seedlings

Sorry folks, this may have been posted on before, but this is my first post.

Talking to a friend today, he was bemoaning the fact that something had 'eaten' his chill seedlings in his greenhouse, back to the soil. Nothing else in the greenhouse had been touched (cucmbers, toms, beans etc). Strangely, I had suffered the same fate a few weeks earlier; all plants in the greenhouse, newly potted on seedlings fresh from the seed tray, nothing else touched.

Had a search around the internet, nothing seems to quite tally.

Wondered whether anyone else recognised the same issue and knew what it was. I have managed to replant seeds and grow on indoors, my friend may not be so lucky so late in the year.




  • Paul NPaul N Posts: 222

    Slugs or snails ate one of mine. A few slug pellets and they might recover.

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Snails do the damage in my greenhouse. I think they hide by the cold-frames and wait for me to leave the door open. I can almost hear them go, " quick lads shes left the door open ; dinner !!!"........lol

  • paull2paull2 Posts: 93

    A couple of slug pellets in each pot provides a bit of insurance against visiting slugs and snails. Check underneath the pots too... a common hiding place.

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