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Something has been at my courgette plants

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Sardo Numspa, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Sardo Numspa

    Sardo Numspa Apprentice Gardener

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    The stems look like they have been eaten or snapped off.

    I don't think it's slugs, they were devouring the leaves but I put down poison and they've stopped being a problem now.

    Could it be foxes?
     
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    clueless1 member... yep, that's what I am:)

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    Sorry, I can't help, but I'm watching this thread with interest because I'd love to know too.
     
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    Crows do this very occasionally. If the plant is small/just been planted out they can pull it out the ground. It's happened to some of my courgettes once in the last 20 years.
     
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    Sardo Numspa Apprentice Gardener

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    Thanks for the advice.

    Thinking about it maybe there is another possible explanation...where the ends are white and not hollow, I think that it just where a flower has fallen off. And where there stem is hollow, that might have been where the slugs got hold of the plant before I started poisoning.

    Crows is a possibility too.
     
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