What's eating my seedlings?!

Hi - I've sown Cosmos Purity from GW, and they were all coming up and had 1 pair of leaves, in the greenhouse.  But today I checked, and about 8 have had their leaves nibbled off, just leaving the stem, some at soil level, some about 1" high. Any ideas what it could be, I wondered about mice?


  • Slugs/snails more than likely

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,340

    I go for slugs and snails too, I've had similar things happen last year to mine. They can really do a lot of damage to young seedlings

  • Thank you for reminding me to put some pellets on my Purity

  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    Yip slugs. I did find my first vine weevil of the year in my coldframe though image

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Grub or bug?
  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,541
    I'd go with slugs too, that's how my wallflowers are looking at the moment!
  • Yep....slugs or snails...look under the pots and trays, they hide...they're good at insinuating themselves in the slots of the aluminium struts of the GH...


    I sent for my first lot of nemaslug yesterday...take that pesky slugs...

Sign In or Register to comment.