Marigolds
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marigolds

Zone Oklahoma City OK | Anonymous added on July 11, 2018 | Answered

Something is killing the leaves and stems of my marigolds. It leaves the flowers alone. I live in zone 8 ( Oklahoma ) and have never had a problem with growing marigolds.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 11, 2018

Slugs eat large holes in mature marigold leaves and will completely devour young plants. You won't commonly see slugs feeding on your marigolds because slugs are nocturnal, but you may see the slime trails they leave behind.
Birds, rabbits and disease could also strip leaves.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/kill-garden-slugs.htm

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