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
» Fall Garden?
by reynajrainwater Today at 11:49 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 10:55 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by Kelejan Today at 10:02 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Kelejan Today at 9:58 pm

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan Today at 9:55 pm

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by brianj555 Today at 8:05 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 Today at 7:18 pm

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Today at 3:36 pm

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by brianj555 Today at 3:21 pm

» Ginger
by trolleydriver Today at 3:01 pm

» New England September 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 2:33 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 Today at 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 Today at 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 Today at 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate Today at 1:43 am

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:15 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:08 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:06 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Ginger Blue 9/17/2017, 5:39 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 9/17/2017, 11:20 am

» Skinny Cucumbers?
by brianj555 9/17/2017, 11:15 am

» Trellis
by CapeCoddess 9/17/2017, 10:19 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by bigdogrock 9/17/2017, 8:43 am

» Garden Videos 2017
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:48 pm

» What I learned this year
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:19 pm

» This sounds too simple: Aspirin and tomato plants
by bigdogrock 9/16/2017, 3:02 pm

» Annie's Salsa
by kygardener 9/16/2017, 2:54 pm

» Suggestions please!! Cherry Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 9/16/2017, 1:07 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Small holes on fall crop seedlings

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  Robbomb116 on 9/2/2016, 8:41 am

I've noticed some small holes on a lot of my seedlings.   Most of the bok choy, the kale,  and some radishes and arugula have these small holes.   Any idea what could be causing them?

 I have the bed covered with tulle, but the tulle is just resting on the plants,  not supported on pvc or anything.  Is that the wing easy to do it / could that have contributed to this?
avatar
Robbomb116

Male Posts : 322
Join date : 2016-07-07
Age : 28
Location : Bismarck ND, Zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  sanderson on 9/2/2016, 2:09 pm

My guess is rolly polly/sow bug. Most of my radish seedlings were eaten. Time to sprinkle Sluggo Plus.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14580
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  Robbomb116 on 9/2/2016, 3:08 pm

A coworker of mine thought it might be flee beetles a s recommended diatomaceous earth.  Could I do this sluggo plus and the diatomaceous earth to cover all my bases?  Or would that be over kill?  I don't want to put more than is necessary on my plants, but I want the pests to stop eating them!
avatar
Robbomb116

Male Posts : 322
Join date : 2016-07-07
Age : 28
Location : Bismarck ND, Zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  sanderson on 9/2/2016, 6:11 pm

I would say you could do that. See if anyone else has comments. I sprinkled SP in the amended bed as they were eating my radishes.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14580
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  Robbomb116 on 9/2/2016, 6:30 pm

Found the culprit in the act! Teeny tiny yellowish green caterpillars... I picked all of them off and squished them.
avatar
Robbomb116

Male Posts : 322
Join date : 2016-07-07
Age : 28
Location : Bismarck ND, Zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/2/2016, 9:40 pm

Rob, if, and I hope you don't , get an opportunity to post a picture of the little devils, can ya try?  I was also thinking sow/pill bugs based on the marks!  

Thanks, and glad ya smooshed em!
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5254
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  Robbomb116 on 9/2/2016, 9:50 pm

They were so small.   Like maybe a 1/4" long.  7mm thick, like the mechanical pencil lead haha
avatar
Robbomb116

Male Posts : 322
Join date : 2016-07-07
Age : 28
Location : Bismarck ND, Zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/2/2016, 10:04 pm

Robbomb116 wrote:They were so small.   Like maybe a 1/4" long.  7mm thick, like the mechanical pencil lead haha
Huh?  Well, then!  Glad you got 'em!   cheers
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5254
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  Robbomb116 on 9/2/2016, 10:19 pm

From my Internet searches I think they were completely fresh fresh fresh hatched white cabbage butterfly larva
avatar
Robbomb116

Male Posts : 322
Join date : 2016-07-07
Age : 28
Location : Bismarck ND, Zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/2/2016, 10:24 pm

O
Robbomb116 wrote:From my Internet searches I think they were completely fresh fresh fresh hatched white cabbage butterfly larva
Oooooo, yes, makes sense.  Darn larvae.  They do eat!
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5254
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  Robbomb116 on 9/3/2016, 7:05 pm

Found them again,  much less this time.   At least now I know what to look for! 
avatar
Robbomb116

Male Posts : 322
Join date : 2016-07-07
Age : 28
Location : Bismarck ND, Zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  sanderson on 9/4/2016, 3:12 am

A solid cover of tulle will keep the butterfly off the plants.  I swear, that if there is one little gap, she will find it!  http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t11715-bacillus-thuringiensis-bt?highlight=bacillus

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14580
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

Post  CapeCoddess on 9/4/2016, 4:20 pm

sanderson wrote:A solid cover of tulle will keep the butterfly off the plants.  I swear, that if there is one little gap, she will find it!  http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t11715-bacillus-thuringiensis-bt?highlight=bacillus

True that! I found two on two separate occasions flying around under my cover this summer. The only way she would have gotten in was when a strong wind blew open a little tiny gap just a smidge. Mad  grrrrrr...
CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6416
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Small holes on fall crop seedlings

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