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What's eating my peas ?
Feb 17th, 2016 at 5:19pm
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Got a lovely crop of peas this year (thanks to planting in the Autumn) but something's eating them.  I suspect birds or lizards.  Any suggestions ? (and don't bother with the funnies) Smiley
  

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Re: What's eating my peas ?
Reply #1 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 5:40pm
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I have had the same problem Cry  Slugs and snails were the culprits.

Covered them with netting after removal of the little blighters and solved the mystery Cool




  
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Reply #2 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 6:42pm
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Hmmm.  Don't seem to have slugs and snails.  Covered with fleece but it didn't stay long in the wind.  You have to go through the hoops to grow successfully here 'innit.
  

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Reply #3 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 8:03pm
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Mice or Rats most likely
  
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Reply #4 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 8:58pm
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If the leaves are penetrated with tiny holes then you've got what we have..... flea beetle. They're nocturnal which is why farmers growing green leaf crops and ground cover for game birds such as radish beet have to spray at NIGHT!  Google flea beetle and have a look.
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 11:26pm
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Have seen rats here but not mice.  The leaves are fine.  Whole pods are disappearing and some scratched open and the peas removed.  I've had a trail camera on them all day and tonight so I'll see if owt shows up in the morning.
  

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Reply #6 - Feb 18th, 2016 at 8:43am
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I have actually seen damned rats eating my cauliflowers! Have put down traps with good old fashioned mousetrap cheddar but the blighters seem to prefer fresh veg...... wierdos!

Guess I'll put an ad in the Wanted section for a shotgun.
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 18th, 2016 at 6:30pm
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Betty_Swollox wrote on Feb 18th, 2016 at 8:43am:
I have actually seen damned rats eating my cauliflowers! Have put down traps with good old fashioned mousetrap cheddar but the blighters seem to prefer fresh veg...... wierdos!

Guess I'll put an ad in the Wanted section for a shotgun.

Follow Bigyin example, lights, cameras, action, name and shame these little blighter's.
IF ALL FAILS GET THE GUN because have you thought they could be healthy eating pests, as they maybe the 5 a day ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yours, the truth is out there Bulldog. 
  
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Reply #8 - Feb 18th, 2016 at 8:34pm
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Found the culprit.  Don't know if I can upload a video on here ?

  

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Reply #9 - Feb 19th, 2016 at 8:12pm
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Put us out of misery then . What was it ?
Cant stand the tension
  
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Reply #10 - Feb 19th, 2016 at 8:33pm
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Reply #11 - Feb 20th, 2016 at 7:36pm
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Sorry I cant view the video. Just say the word RATS
  
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Reply #12 - Feb 20th, 2016 at 7:42pm
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The link should take you to my Facebook page with the video.  I don't know if I can upload a video direct to here.
  

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Reply #13 - Feb 20th, 2016 at 8:08pm
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The link doesn't appear to work... Is it set to "public"?
  
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Reply #14 - Feb 20th, 2016 at 8:59pm
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I think I've changed it.  Please try again.
  

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