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what's eating the leaves?

Posted by kyndac z5 IL (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 28, 06 at 18:37

Something chomped off the top of these leaves. The tops of the leaves were left lying in the pot. Doesn't look like any part of the leaf was eaten, just bitten off. This is my first time to try to grow a stuttghart and I am hoping this is a one time event. I'm so sorry for the huge picture--for some reason I can't get photobucket to reduce the size of my pictures these days. Thanks, Kynda


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RE: what's eating the leaves?

Kynda,

The picture is actually very small. I can see what is in it.

Joe


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RE: what's eating the leaves?

Isn't that strange? I kept reducing it in size because it's huge on my screen. Thanks for your response anyway.


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RE: what's eating the leaves?

Looks like squirrel damage to me. My banana plants look just like that!


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Well, my beautiful Stuttghart was coming along, the older leaves were still growing even with the ends bitten off, and new leaves were coming up. Looking great. And tonight, when I went out to admire it, I found that something--I assume that same *#*#*#* squirrel--dug up the tuber and ATE THE WHOLE THING!!! I'm just sick.


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RE: what's eating the leaves?

I have found something that keeps the squirrels away from my bananas and cannas. I had gone to Home Depot and purchased a $16 spray bottle of "Deer Away" or something like that. It worked, but one bottle for me only goes around once, and if it rains, too bad. So I researched the ingredients and came up with a concoction of my own that works.


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RE: what's eating the leaves?

Thanks for the suggestion. I have some "deer vik" that I used last year to battle the rabbits (also a problem in my yard). I'll give that a try.


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