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CHT79 started grow question 4 years ago
Have noticed that something has attacked my babies. One plant died. One has its stem broken (fixed with straw) and one has a chewed on leaf. I suspected cut worm. Put crushed clam shell around the stems but as you can see the leaf has still been attacked. Any ideas what to do?
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PharmaZ answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey man looking good, little on the light side. I think you could up your feed about now :)
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello, for me it looks like a snail attack. If you want to avoid snails then dig a few cups filled half with beer in the ground. they really love it.the crawl into it and die. there is a chemical solution too i dont know it in english " schneckenkorn" that kills them. those are amll korns with poson. But i prefer beer.
ShaggyGrower answered grow question 4 years ago
You need a lot more crushed shells around the base of the plant will deter slugs and snails, a large pile of them with sharp pieces. They're likely being attacked at night, so at night put a large cover over them (large Coke bottle, etc) with very small air holes in the top of it for air transfer. The bottom of the Coke botte should be touching the new and improved large pile of clam shell pieces. Are you trying to go straight to flower, as a 10hr light schedule will tell them it's Autumn and they'll start to try to flower imv. Day and night temps are a bit low as well, so expect very slow growth until temps pick up.
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey I'm outdoor too and the bug battle has just begun unfortunately. Try an upside down plastic cup for humidity and warmth and some protection. Spinosad apparently hurts the bees, I found out to late. Neem seems to be an all around protectant. Also a spray bottle of water and hydrogen peroxide can work too. Stay vigilant and try new things and all will work out eventually.
Happy growing.
DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 4 years ago
I tried pretty much everything last summer to combat slugs/snails... Diatomaceous Earth, egg shells, coffee grinds, etc... The only thing that worked was copper tape. Check out my outdoor diaries to see pics. But I wrapped the outside of the containers a couple of times with the copper tape and also cut the bottom of smaller plastic containers and wrapped them with copper tape also and have the plants growing out from the center. So far no signs of slug/snail damage at all this year. Hope this helps. Good luck!
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
Slugs and snails tend to eat whole pieces of leaves; Worms and caterpillars leave holes. Check both plants carefully, specially the stems and leaves underside.
As for snails and slugs, they have some kind of allergic reaction to copper.
Get some copper stripes and put it around the stems and side pot
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there! Sad news... If it's caterpillars or inchworms, "Caterpillar BT Spray" & "Spinosad Products" are both safe & organic ways to get rid of them. If you suspect slugs or snails, a beer-trap would be a good way to attract them away. You need to mix some flour in beer in a shallow container (split a yoghourt pot in its height) and push it into the ground, so the invaders can fall into. In both cases I'd recommend to put a larger plastic bottle (5L) around your babies. Finally, you may consider planting some flowers & aromatics to attract everything away from your babies. By multiplying your approaches, you'll win this fight and be rewarded soon ;-) Hope this helps, keep us up-to-date and happy growing!