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i have bug? in garden and is eating small holes in my plants
latest is my mint plants
any ideas ?



You need to look carefully at each affected plant and see if there are any signs of infestation. It's not a good idea to spray plants you're going to eat with chemicals, after all! If it's any kind of bugs, then try a spray of soft soap diluted down.

It might be our 'friends' the slugs and snails, too.

28 Aug, 2011


There is a little green caterpillar that specializes in mint. They are often easier to see if you go out at night with a flashlight. That is also a good way to catch slugs and snails in the act, though they usually take bigger bites.

28 Aug, 2011


Photograph would be useful - if the leaves look distorted as well, it could be capsid bug.

29 Aug, 2011

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