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
» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by CrystalSpider5 Today at 7:35 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Today at 4:36 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 4:22 pm

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by aliceingardenland Today at 3:24 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 2:13 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by Mastogarden Today at 9:32 am

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Kate888 Today at 7:26 am

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:13 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:07 am

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:31 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:43 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:23 pm

» excited to be here!
by Kate888 2/19/2018, 2:57 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 2/18/2018, 12:16 am

» New England Feb 2018
by sanderson 2/17/2018, 8:14 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2018, 11:42 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by has55 2/17/2018, 8:17 am

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB 2/16/2018, 3:15 pm

» LED grow lights......any advice?
by sanderson 2/15/2018, 12:08 pm

» Mystery plant - need ID please
by yolos 2/14/2018, 8:44 pm

» new to the site from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

HELP! What is eating all my plants?!

Go down

HELP! What is eating all my plants?!

Post  medwards119 on 4/30/2013, 9:38 pm

My plants are being eaten by who-knows-what! My strawberries have tiny little black bugs (smaller than tiny ants), my eggplant has the same black bugs and also little tan ones (aphids, I think), my cucumbers, basil, and pumpkins have holes in the leaves, and my tomatoes are looking GREAT, except they are getting ending up with huge holes in them because something is eating them! I also have mosquitos (it has rained a LOT lately, and I am going to be investing in marigolds and citronella for this problem). I live in Houston, TX and I would prefer not to use chemicals, if possible... but I will if I have to.

Sorry I have no pictures or anything... I'm new to this forum, and to growing my own food! Smile
avatar
medwards119

Posts : 1
Join date : 2013-04-30
Location : Houston, TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: HELP! What is eating all my plants?!

Post  cheyannarach on 4/30/2013, 9:59 pm

My first guess is flea beetles! They ate some of my cherry tomatoes like that last year!
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: HELP! What is eating all my plants?!

Post  HOUSTONMOM on 4/30/2013, 11:28 pm

Hi,and welcome fellow Houstonian. Not sure about the black bugs, but the huge holes in the tomato fruit may be tomato fruit worm.Just found two of them in the garden yesterday one worm took out three yellow pear tomatoes in a row went in one side of the first tomato and out the third tomato leaving it's goo on the inside and outside of the tomato .It likes to eat the fruit while it's still green.The other was heading towards my eggplant after Saturdays heavy rain you have to pick them off and get rid of them. Small thin worms have been eating the radish leafs if you go out early in the morning I go about 6:45 you'll be able to catch and get rid of those.Birds are also a pain here. They like to eat the seedling as they sprout .Eating the leaves and leave the steams sometimes they take the whole plant leaving you wondering where the plant went.Turns out they also dig the dirt leaving mounds and take the seeds.you will need netting for those till your plants grow a little more.
avatar
HOUSTONMOM

Posts : 40
Join date : 2012-12-28
Location : HOUSTON

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: HELP! What is eating all my plants?!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


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