Beets

Prevent Beet Eaters


djhchh added on May 12, 2015 | Answered

My tiny, tender beet shoots keep getting nibbled and they are in raised beds so I don't think it is rabbits. Is there anything I can sprinkle (cinnamon?) that will make these critters/pests stay away?


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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 13, 2015

Slugs can level tiny tender beet shoots completely. I would recommend looking for them, with a flashlight in hand, at night.Here is an article that will tell you how to deal with garden slugs:

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

As for rabbits - how high up is your raised bed? It is recommended to build a bed that is at least 18 inches high to discourage rabbits. Here is an article outlining some strategies to keep rabbits away from your garden:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/keep-rabbits-out-of-gardens.htm

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