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Anonymous added on May 9, 2011 | Answered

I have been tryng to grow hollyhocks from seeds and despite the length of time (about a month) and the loving care, they are only an inch tall. Something has eaten all the leaves off some, leaving me with only a few babies to hopefully grow. Do you have any suggestions for my problem?

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Answered on May 9, 2011

If they are shorn off, it is likely deer. If they have been chewed away a leaf at a time, it is slugs. It may also be rabbits. These are the normal pests that create that kind of damage. Here are some articles that will help:

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