The mystery nibbler

On Monday, I put a net cloche over radishes in a growbag, primarily to protect the lettuce on the other side. Then this evening I have been out and noticed that something has somehow got under the cloche and eaten the leaves (off) some of the radishes.

I’ve now put some organic slug repellent down in case it was them wot done it, which I wouldn’t rule out. Still, it’s a bit dry and hot for these creatures, I think. So, is there another nibbler that can get under a cloche – moths maybe?

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Nibbled radish leaves

© Helen Butt, July 2014

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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7 Responses to The mystery nibbler

  1. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely update Helen thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  2. andy1076 says:

    Gah! sneaky buggers, isn’t it annoying also how they just take a nibble here and there damaging every else? :S

  3. Is it just the leaves or have the radishes been eaten too ? Could be caterpillars ?

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