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Q.Beet Greens Being Eaten by Bugs

Anonymous added on April 11, 2014 | Answered

When I grow beets, as the greens come up out of the soil, I think bugs are eating them at about 3 inches tall. Is there something I can spray the soil with after I plant the seeds to prevent this problem? Would water and garlic help this situation?

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Answered on April 11, 2014

Garlic water may help to repel them. Is the whole green top gone, or are you finding them laying near the plant. If the whole top is gone, it may be a rodent causing the damage. If you are finding the sheered off top, it might be cutworms. These articles will help with either issue: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/garden-mouse-control.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-cutworms.htm

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