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Something Is Eating its way through everything!

Hello, first, if i mess up on posting or anything please have mercy Ive never done this reaching out thing before!

I have this nasty wormlike bug slowly eating is way through my garden, both veg plants(tomatoes) and flowers. It eats from the inside-seeming to prefer plants with stalks that it can enter and remain undetected until suddenly the plant is gone. It appears to fill the shaft with a trail of poop in its wake. Ummm,  ok,  im terrified of buggy things or Id be able to offer better evidence.  Being disabled im pretty much able to water &  feed and have to pay for help with the rest, which doesn't happen often because of my budget.  I have however tried the recommended icky-thing killers, with no success.  IReally need help on this guy's! It's the one thing I have that brings me constant pleasure in a terminal world. Im scared to death itll make its way in to my indoor plants,  which hasn't happened yet near as i can tell. 

Thankyou, Ginger 


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,742


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,160

    Gosh, sounds awful. I've seen maggots like those of carrot root fly, but not something that gets in everything. Never heard of it with tomatoes. Is there any chance of a photo of it?

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,361

    A pinch of salt?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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