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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 6:08 pm 
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I have lost 3 tomatoes plants to some little critter that chews the main stem halfway thru, then the top portion just flops over and dies. I have the plants enclosed in a dome (netting attached to fence), so don't think it is a rabbit. I would think a rabbit would actually eat the plant...

Any ideas on how to save my other 3 plants?


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:24 pm 
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What have you already tried?

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:21 am 
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Sounds like a cut worm. They did the same thing to my pepper plants.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:24 pm 
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A gardener is these parts said that cutworms will cut all the way around a plant. These plants were nibbled into only about halfway from 1 side only.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:54 pm 
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Perhaps a mouse or rat may be getting in there.


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 2:47 pm 
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Maybe I need to get a cat. But then it would use my garden as a toilet. I haven't seen any rats around. The fence is made of 1/2 inch screen supported by another sturdy fence. My guess is snails. Need a resident possum.

I put out SLUGGO. Hopefully they will go to wherever snails go when they eat SLUGGO.


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