Help!! pests in my veggie garden?


I live in NC and recently I noticed that my radish leaves are being bitten. Any natural remedies that I use? Thanks in advance.

q help pests in my veggie garden
q help pests in my veggie garden
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  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 26, 2020

    Hello AOliveira: Looks like you have slugs :( What you can do is put shallow plates around your garden and fill them with beer. Don't tell the neighbours or - well, you know. The slugs will crawl into the beer and die.

    Here are a couple of sites that should help:/

    Good luck

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Jun 26, 2020
    1. Drink 1/2 can of beer. (Or, 1 1/2 cans of beer.)
    2. Put 1/2 can in the garden.
    3. Slugs will die a very happy death.

  • William William on Jun 26, 2020


    Sink a few bowls or plates in the ground level with the surface. Fill the bowls/plates with (cheap) beer. The yeast attracts the slugs. They drink their fill and drown. Not their sorrows

    Anything you can make it uncomfortable for the slugs/snails to crawl on will deter them. A combination of solutions from everyone here should take care of them.

    Broken nutshells work in the same way as egg shells when getting rid of slugs. Break up the nutshells into small pieces, and create a protective barrier around your plants. Any slugs that come near your vegetables will soon turn the other way.

    Crushed egg shells work as a great home remedy of slugs. This is because slugs don’t like moving across sharp objects, although it isn’t not impossible for them to do, they just prefer not to. Break up the empty egg shells into small(ish) pieces and place around the flowers, plants, vegetables, and fruits you want to keep safe from slug damage.

    Ash and Cinders make a rough protective barrier, and the fine ash also acts as a desiccant that dries the slug out. Wood ash and cinders are preferable. Avoid direct contact with plants.

    Grit and Gravel. The sharp rasping edges of finely crushed ‘horticultural grit’ makes an excellent slug barrier. Coarser gravel is largely ineffective, other than for decorative purposes.

    Sandpaper. Cut rings of sandpaper and slip them round the stems of vulnerable plants.

    Sawdust makes a good coarse barrier around tender plants, also acting as a desiccant that dries the slug out. Hardwood sawdust is most effective, and some people recommend cedar or oak.

    Copper Rings or Discs. Solid copper rings/discs of various diameter, used to encircle single or small groups of plants to inflict a mild electric shock on the unsuspecting slug. Look for rings that clip together. These are easy to slip round established plant stems, or join together to form a larger barrier.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Jun 26, 2020

    Hi this is Peggy. Sorry you have pests in your garden eating your leaves. I hope this will helps you get rid of them and have a wonderful crop from all your hard work. Natural remedies can get rid of pesky insects using natural products commonly found in the home.

    1. Soapy water. Mix 5 tablespoons of dish soap with 4 cups of water in a bottle and spray plants with the solution. ...
    2. Neem oil spray. ...
    3. Pyrethrum spray. ...
    4. Beer. ...
    5. Garlic. ...
    6. Pepper spray. ...
    7. Herbal water spray. ...
    8. Alcohol spray.

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  • Tom Stuart Tom Stuart on Jun 27, 2020

    I live in an area which used to have snails and slugs. I went out one day and had a dozen seedlings which I had been growing for weeks and found they had been reduced to stubs. I tried all of the remedies listed above but it only kept them outside of the beds. They still multiplied and and attacked when they could get through.

    I finally broke down and got snail bait from the hardware store. It has improved in the last years and is more environmentally friendly and is biodegradable.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Jun 27, 2020

    There are lots of ideas here:

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  • MaryDy MaryDy on Jul 16, 2020

    Indeed, it is very disappointing when you spend so much effort and time on growing the harvest, but in a month when it appears pests appear and destroy everything. To tell the truth, natural remedies commonly found in the home didn't help us to get rid of pesky insects. In such a way, we were left without cucumbers and tomatoes last year. That's why I studied the market of insect control companies and called to help these guys So, they really exterminated all the pests in our garden.