Growing Radish

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02 Jul 10 Martin (Australia - temperate climate)
My radish seeds germinate OK but when the young seedling emerges something is eating them. My cabbages are similarly being eaten and some leaves are mere stalks. I never see the culprits even at night time. I suspect cutworms because I put a small barrier around the last two emerging plants and they seem to be surviving. If cutworms are my problem how do I control them?
03 Jul 10 Tassy Michele (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hiya Martin, Had the same problem with lettuce and broccoli -- found the culprit/s were garden birds, swallows and wrens (obviously love the fresh new growth). I covered my new plants with 1.25l drink bottles with the neck cut off -- also acts as a mini hothouse. Have you considered slugs and snails? Good Luck.
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