Somethings Eating my Beans and Peas!

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    ChilliPepper Apprentice Gardener

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    I've some Aquaduce broad beans (25cm high) and Meteor peas (15cm high) doing quite well in the garden. However, some blighter has decided to start eating them. Small holes, with only some at the edges, are appearing in the leaves. It looks like a leaf boring creature.

    The plants are not threatened at the moment but I'd like to try and stop the munching if I can. Is there anything that I can do?
     
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    OK thanks. The RHS is quite laid-back about them and says strong plants will pull through. They give a list of things to apply but I'll probably just monitor the plants for a week or two.

    I have great hopes for my early Broad Beans. Last year's early planting resulted in an early and abundant crop! Peas proved a little more tricky.
     
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    Both my peas and beans continued to be eaten so I had to resort to some Westland Resolva. Alas, it all came too late for my peas so I'll be looking to start again soon. The beans made it through so I'm hoping for great things!
     
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    I've never had much success with autumn sown peas, probably need cloches or similar. Broad beans have always been more successful. Mine currently have flowers on them although the recent winds have battered them around.
     
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