grubs problem

hi im a  first time gardener growing petunias but they are being eaten by what i can only guess is some kind of grub any help in keeping the plants alive and stopping the attacks would be appreciated, could provide pictures  if necessary thanks in advance


  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    Pictures would be helpful...but I think the culprit may well be slugs/snails. 

  • blackestblackest Posts: 623

    Beat me too it slugs, get some pellets down, you will probably find slugs hiding near by.  

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Yep, slugs and snails love petunias.

  • Initially thought this though I've placed copper around the planter to prevent them entering with no changes , I keep picking out small grubs from the soil itself , any insight?



  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    From the pic, could be juvenile earthworms (good) or juvenile slugs (bad).

  •  I  dont think its an earthworm it's more like a grub is thre any treatment the soil is infested very disheartening as my first venture

  • Johnny DeeJohnny Dee Posts: 3

    Cranefly larvae.

  • Thanks I wll look in to it cheers mate 

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