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Yankee In NC
St Pauls NC
Posts: 8
Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:32 pm   Post subject: Something is eating my plants!


Somethis is eating holes in the Morning Glory leaves and eating holes in the leaves of my Love Lies Bleeding as well as its blossoms.
What should I be doing?


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Canadian Chelsea
Ontario, Canada
Posts: 256
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:00 am   


Slugs and snails will do that. When I see holes in my plants leaves, I go out into the gardens really, really early in the morning to try and catch what is making the holes. Usually, it is slugs. I hand-pick them off. Oh and turn the leaves over 'cause those sneaky slugs like to hide on the underside of leaves.

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dooley

Texas
Posts: 6561
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:07 am   


Mine are like that and it is usually grasshoppers or what Glenda calls sharpshooters. I generally leave it because I have enough morning glories for all of us. I haven't yet found a control for grasshoppers that isn't just as harmful to us. dooley

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dmouse
NE Ohio
Posts: 27
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:49 am   


Both my grandmother's use to put out cheap beer in shallow sunken dishes for the slugs (wprked great!)and would spray soapy water on the leaves of plants to keep other things off... I haven't had much of a problem myself. My Miricle Grow for my roses seems to keep them free of insects...

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cajunbelle

zone 8b Louisiana
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Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:23 am   


I read on another forum to use non antibacterial lemon dish detergent mixed with water for the grasshoppers dooley.

Morning Glories have a beetle that feeds on them, it is a gold iridescent beetle, sometimes fading to blue.

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gardengater

NC
Posts: 1544
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:34 pm   


I've used the beer method with great results and insecticidal soap on leaves as well. Good luck with yours.

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