Bugs eating the basil

leena1947June 15, 2009

I have now sewn my basil twice in a two-foot high garden box, but as soon as the seeds germinate and the plants are about one inch tall they disappear over night. Gardeners here tell me the "potato bugs" are eating them. What are they and how can I get rid of them? Thank you.

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Sow bug, pill bug, as kids we called them potato bugs but I don't remember why.

The best way to find out what is damaging your seedlings is to go out at night and look for yourself, then you aren't guessing at what to control. Take a flashlight, make your first trip right about dusk - you may have to go more than once.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sow bug (sometimes aka potato bug)

    Bookmark   June 16, 2009 at 11:07AM
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Thank you, Morz8, for your advice. Thank you also for the link which is very helpful.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2009 at 12:02PM
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