Friday, 22 April 2011

Noooooo!

Something ate my cucumber plants!
It didn't just have a nibble. It ate the whole things. Both of them. Completely. Two good-sized seed leaves on each.

Indoors!

There was a snail trail across the carpet (the plants were outside during the day so the little sod must have stowed away) coming away from the pots and back again. But could I find the little blighter?

Of course, I won't be put off. New sowings were made within minutes. A few years ago I would have sown far more plants in case of disasters like this, but it sucks having to get rid of them when you find you've got too many and I really don't have a lot of space to grow billions of seedlings.

So I shall just have to wait a couple of weeks longer for my cucumbers.

Sigh.

4 comments:

Nate said...

Oh no! =( Inside, too? What a cheeky wee thing. Hopefully your new seeds come up fast =)

Green Lane Allotments said...

I just hate it when that happens - we had mice using seedlings in the greenhouse as fast food so we have had to resort to traps and since then we seem to have had less of a problem touch wood!

Was it definitely a snail or could it have been a slug hiding in the compost?

Scarlett the Heavenly Healer said...

So AGGRAVATING!
A few years ago I lost every single courgette and squash plant I put into the allotment. It was like feeding the slugs. The following year I went biodynamic and the problem has greatly lessened.
But INDOORS! How annoying!
Good luck with the new sowings.
:)

Matron said...

Heartbreaking! That has happened to me too. Slugs, snails, mice are at the top of the list. But when that happened to me.. it was my dog!

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