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Hello all,

I'm a first time veggie gardener and while my first batch of salad leaves was a sucsess my second batch as well as my other veg are struggling. It appears to either be due to something munching my leaves or rot? I dont think it's the latter as my soil is brand new.

I've attached a few photos showing the damage. I'd appricate any recommendations or suggestions as to whats causing the damge.

All the best,




  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,933

    tender young lettuce leaves are irresistible to slugs and snails. I don't think rot is your problem.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Yep, absolutely typical slug/snail damage there.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Great, thanks. I've put down a few beer traps so fingers crossed it helps.

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    Slugs don't deserve beer.  I fill a large screw top jar with warm water, dissolve some sugar and add some dried baking yeast.  After three days in the kitchen it's ready to use.  The little blighters drown themselves in it just as eagerly as in real beer.

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