Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by sanderson Today at 1:01 am

» Making Smoothies
by sanderson Today at 12:45 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Mellen Yesterday at 9:33 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:18 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 3:37 pm

» Baker Creek's Seed Bank Store in Petaluma, CA
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:46 pm

» Food Dehydrators
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:21 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker Yesterday at 4:46 am

» New England January 2017
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:11 pm

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos 1/19/2017, 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2017, 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 1/19/2017, 5:46 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver 1/19/2017, 10:54 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 1/19/2017, 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 1/18/2017, 7:20 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/18/2017, 10:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2017, 9:23 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver 1/17/2017, 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess 1/17/2017, 1:23 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

What's eating my carrot seedlings??

View previous topic View next topic Go down

What's eating my carrot seedlings??

Post  lzalvis on 5/3/2013, 9:11 am

In the fall, I planted my first carrot seedlings. When they all started popping up (still had only the 2 thin leaves), something started eating them. I finally caught several black & yellow things that people told me were cutworms. I laid out some diotomaceous earth, and that was the end of them!

So a few weeks ago, I planted carrot seeds again, and immediately put out the diotomaceous earth. I've put out the DE several times now. And yet, something is still eating my carrot seedlings! It ate one overnight. At this point, I'm going to have to plant more this week just to have a crop this summer.

I"m so frustrated, why isn't the DE working?? Mad Mad Any other tips on what's eating them or what I can do? It's a raised bed with only carrots, and I would cover it with something, but if they're already in the soil that might be pointless.


lzalvis

Posts : 47
Join date : 2011-06-26
Location : zone 7, Atlanta, GA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's eating my carrot seedlings??

Post  Triciasgarden on 5/3/2013, 7:14 pm

Try going out at night time with a flashlight and see if you can see what is eating them. I did that last year and found I had literally thousands of earwigs.

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's eating my carrot seedlings??

Post  donnainzone5 on 5/3/2013, 8:16 pm

If you have earwigs, you may wish to try Sluggo Plus, which is for organic gardening. It also kills cutworms, slugs, snails, and pillbugs.

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1963
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: What's eating my carrot seedlings??

Post  Triciasgarden on 5/3/2013, 8:54 pm

Thank you! I did find that out at the end of last season but I haven't bought any yet! I have not seen many this year but they may be lurking until I plant something they like. I haven't gone out at night yet so I will have to do that soon.

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's eating my carrot seedlings??

Post  Sponsored content Today at 5:37 am


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