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I have prepared a lovely vegie bed and planted some seedlings of
lettuce, kale, silverbeet and snow peas just a week ago. It's been
raining so I have sprinkled spent coffee grounds and eggshells around
the seedlings to deter the slimy slugs and snails. This seems to be
working well. Last night I found 2 lettuces uprooted and slightly
nibbled. What would be uprooting the lettuce but not touching the
other seedlings. I hope I don't get home tonight to find more
uprooting? I put the lettuce back in - they should be fine. Can anyone
assist with identifying this strange activity? I'm going to sit in
wait soon! I'm stumped. It's such a delicate lifting of the roots!
Thank you!

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Where do you live?
City bush state?
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I have prepared a lovely vegie bed and planted some seedlings of
lettuce, kale, silverbeet and snow peas just a week ago. It's been
raining so I have sprinkled spent coffee grounds and eggshells around
the seedlings to deter the slimy slugs and snails. This seems to be
working well. Last night I found 2 lettuces uprooted and slightly
nibbled. What would be uprooting the lettuce but not touching the
other seedlings. I hope I don't get home tonight to find more
uprooting? I put the lettuce back in - they should be fine. Can anyone
assist with identifying this strange activity? I'm going to sit in
wait soon! I'm stumped. It's such a delicate lifting of the roots!
Thank you!


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lilipili wrote:
I have prepared a lovely vegie bed and planted some seedlings of
lettuce, kale, silverbeet and snow peas just a week ago. It's been
raining so I have sprinkled spent coffee grounds and eggshells around
the seedlings to deter the slimy slugs and snails. This seems to be
working well. Last night I found 2 lettuces uprooted and slightly
nibbled. What would be uprooting the lettuce but not touching the
other seedlings. I hope I don't get home tonight to find more
uprooting? I put the lettuce back in - they should be fine. Can anyone
assist with identifying this strange activity? I'm going to sit in
wait soon! I'm stumped. It's such a delicate lifting of the roots!
Thank you!


Rabbits ?

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I have prepared a lovely vegie bed and planted some seedlings of
lettuce, kale, silverbeet and snow peas just a week ago. It's been
raining so I have sprinkled spent coffee grounds and eggshells around
the seedlings to deter the slimy slugs and snails. This seems to be
working well. Last night I found 2 lettuces uprooted and slightly
nibbled. What would be uprooting the lettuce but not touching the
other seedlings. I hope I don't get home tonight to find more
uprooting? I put the lettuce back in - they should be fine. Can anyone
assist with identifying this strange activity? I'm going to sit in
wait soon! I'm stumped. It's such a delicate lifting of the roots!
Thank you!


Birds.


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On Tue, 25 May 2010 16:19:37 -0700, lilipili wrote:

Last night I found 2 lettuces uprooted and slightly
nibbled. What would be uprooting the lettuce but not touching the other
seedlings.


Black birds or similar insectivorous birds.


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On Wed, 26 May 2010 10:24:29 +0930, Anne Chambers wrote:


Rabbits ?


You must have sick rabbits down your way. IME, any rabbit, except
extremely well fed pets, can make a young lettuce plant disappear.

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Elephants can do this.
Depends on where she lives....
Emu' Ostriches. Turkeys?
Bush or rural.
Nasty neighbour?


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On Tue, 25 May 2010 16:19:37 -0700, lilipili wrote:

Last night I found 2 lettuces uprooted and slightly
nibbled. What would be uprooting the lettuce but not touching the other
seedlings.


Black birds or similar insectivorous birds.


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On May 26, 9:34*am, "Jonno" wrote:
Where do you live?
City bush state?"lilipili" wrote in message

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I have prepared a lovely vegie bed and planted some seedlings of
lettuce, kale, silverbeet and snow peas just a week ago. It's been
raining so I have sprinkled spent coffee grounds and eggshells around
the seedlings to deter the slimy slugs and snails. This seems to be
working well. Last night I found 2 lettuces uprooted and slightly
nibbled. What would be uprooting the lettuce but not touching the
other seedlings. I hope I don't get home tonight to find more
uprooting? I put the lettuce back in - they should be fine. Can anyone
assist with identifying this strange activity? I'm going to sit in
wait soon! I'm stumped. It's such a delicate lifting of the roots!
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I live on the outskirts of the city near the Hills. It happened again!
- just one lettuce, completely uprooted. But nothing touching the
silverbeet, kale or snowpeas, except slugs, that have all been hunted
down.


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