lettuce stalks eaten

Philip Walton asked 10 years ago
I planted lettuce plants under a cloche to extend the season into autumn. Unfortunately over half of them have died and appear to be cut off at ground level. I cannot find any insects in the soil and I have been using slug pellets. The same happened to other lettuces earlier in the summer; not under the cloche.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
This sis leather jacket so cut worms in the soil. They are larvae that fed in soil and chew tender veg. Look in the soil for them and remove. They are usually near the affected plants.