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Disappearing Poppies

On June 1st I sowed some Poppy and Cornflower seeds in to a prepared bed, lightly covered with soil, protected with netting and then watered, After about 5 days the seedlings appeared, we kept the ground moist but suddenly practically overnight the seeds disappeared - what happened, no sight of insects/slugs etc HELP


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,583

    They have probably been eaten by slugs or snails. They won't hang around after pinching all your seedlings and will now be hunkered down in a dark, damp place.

  • HobnobHobnob Posts: 5

    Thank Ceres, they must be commando slugs/snails to get through netting!! any suggestions? or should we just plant something else?

  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    slugs can live in the soil, all they have to do is burrow up and bye bye seedlings

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