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Growing Spinach, also English spinach

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08 Jun 09 Natalie (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Dean, i have found my greens were getting eaten over night aswell and found the culprit....a little black insect which curls up(about the size of a green pea). It burrows under ground under the plant and comes up when the soil is interrupted. I've no idea what the insect is but it decimated my chinese cabbage crop. If anyone knows what this insect is and how it can be erradicated without the use of pesticides, that'd be great.
26 Oct 15 Julie (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi Natalie. If the insect everyone suspects are slaters just be careful what product you do buy from any garden department. I read a product last week that was especially for slaters but when I read the fine print it said it couldn't be used on edible plants. Best to ask the garden staff for sure.
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