Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Taking on 4 Season Gardening
by AtlantaMarie Today at 5:48 am

» Weight Watchers Turkey, Bean and Vegetable Chili
by sanderson Today at 4:28 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 11:16 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:42 pm

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by yolos Yesterday at 9:25 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by yolos Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:08 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:00 pm

» Colored Mulch
by SQWIB Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» Is there ever enough compost?
by has55 Yesterday at 2:41 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2018, 9:10 pm

» 2018 - First Annual Seed Swap Week - January 20-28
by Ginger Blue 1/16/2018, 4:02 pm

» Gophers
by countrynaturals 1/16/2018, 12:32 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB 1/16/2018, 7:09 am

» High heat tolerant tomatoes
by walshevak 1/16/2018, 6:03 am

» Mid-Atl - Jan 2018 - Brrrrrrrrrr! and Happy New Year
by AtlantaMarie 1/15/2018, 6:43 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by sanderson 1/15/2018, 3:53 am

» New England Jan 2018
by hammock gal 1/13/2018, 5:50 pm

» My first Attempt
by 21Actual 1/13/2018, 5:05 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:26 pm

» New SFG box-Humanitarian way
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:24 pm

» Drafts?
by trolleydriver 1/13/2018, 1:18 pm

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/13/2018, 1:07 pm

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by sanderson 1/12/2018, 4:57 pm

» Review of Terms of Service
by Ginger Blue 1/12/2018, 4:02 pm

» DIY Plant Markers
by countrynaturals 1/11/2018, 7:32 pm

» Non flowering sugar and snow peas
by sanderson 1/11/2018, 3:21 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 1/10/2018, 11:19 pm

» California's Drought
by toledobend 1/9/2018, 11:55 pm

» Trellis mod
by brianj555 1/9/2018, 9:19 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Ick! Something is eating my spinach!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Ick! Something is eating my spinach!

Post  ncolindres on 3/17/2013, 7:06 pm

Something ate the edges and also made holes in my spinach leaves last night. Oddly enough, that something hasn't eaten any of the kale nor collards in the same box. I have looked under every leaf and did not find a thing. I am not sure if I should use Neem oil or BT. Any suggestions?
avatar
ncolindres

Female Posts : 6
Join date : 2013-01-31
Age : 46
Location : Modesto

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ick! Something is eating my spinach!

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 3/17/2013, 7:10 pm

I don't know what's eating your spinach, but mine were attacked by aphids a couple of weeks ago. I've been spraying with soapy water and knocking the aphids off an appear to have defeated them. The war is on!!!!

I stocked my organic arsenal and am ready to fight, LOL!

I also have grasshoppers that are munching seedlings. What do you do to kill them? I capture and squish them but don't know if there's anything I can spray to deal with any egg that are hatching?
avatar
audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1918
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Ick! Something is eating my spinach!

Post  ncolindres on 3/17/2013, 7:17 pm

This is the first time I have ever planted spinach so this is all new to me. I also checked for aphids and did not find any. I didn't find any worms either. It is probably some crazy nocturnal bug, partying on my spinach while I sleep.
avatar
ncolindres

Female Posts : 6
Join date : 2013-01-31
Age : 46
Location : Modesto

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ick! Something is eating my spinach!

Post  NightMist on 3/17/2013, 8:02 pm

Any reason to think it is not slugs?
It is just that that is the very first thing I think of with that kind of damage on greens. You would not necessarily spot them either. They could have moved on to another plant, or as it got warmer crawled under something to stay moist and out of the sun.
If you do a web search for damge on spinach by various pests, you can get an idea of what the assorted things look like, which will help you figure out what to do.
avatar
NightMist

Posts : 27
Join date : 2013-02-07
Location : southwestern NY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ick! Something is eating my spinach!

Post  Lindacol on 3/17/2013, 8:10 pm

Could you post a picture of the damage? Some of us might recognize it. Also go out with a flash light after dark and see what might be lurking in your garden.
avatar
Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ick! Something is eating my spinach!

Post  camprn on 3/17/2013, 8:33 pm

Night time damage, holes in the leaves...... my guess is slugs or snails.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Ick! Something is eating my spinach!

Post  Coelli on 3/17/2013, 8:44 pm

@audrey.jeanne.roberts wrote:I also have grasshoppers that are munching seedlings. What do you do to kill them? I capture and squish them but don't know if there's anything I can spray to deal with any egg that are hatching?

They did the same to me - I had to re-seed a bunch of stuff. As a result I now have tulle covering my beds and my seedlings are no longer being decapitated. If you can't beat em, keep 'em out. Wink
avatar
Coelli

Female Posts : 300
Join date : 2012-04-30
Location : Los Angeles foothills

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ick! Something is eating my spinach!

Post  ncolindres on 3/18/2013, 12:10 pm

I didn't see anything last night with a flashlight nor anything at dawn. Couldn't find any slimy trails either. Here are some pictures of my spinach...




And the latest victim...my kale...
avatar
ncolindres

Female Posts : 6
Join date : 2013-01-31
Age : 46
Location : Modesto

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ick! Something is eating my spinach!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum