Q.What’s Eating My Peas?
I have planted peas in my garden from seed (regular, not snap or snow) and most are doing very well. However, a few of them that I planted around a bean plant seem to be dying from the ground up. I can pull them out very easily and it looks like they have been chewed at ground level or rotted away. So far it only seems to be these few, but I want to catch anything before the rest are affected. None of my other plants seem to be harmed (yet!). Could it be slugs? It is a raised bed.
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It's hard to say for certain what or who may be the culprit. However, for most bug pests, neem oil is an effective treatment. It is also safe for people and pets, as well as friendly insects that don't eat your plants, and can be used on an organic garden. Here is more information:
These articles will help determine if the problem is due to slugs or snails, and if so, what to do about it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm