How do I keep my seedlings from getting eaten or dying?

How do I keep my seedlings from getting eaten or dying?

Question by Renee L: How do I keep my seedlings from getting eaten or dying?
I am trying to grow basic herbs and veggies like basil, parsley, radishes, and mint from seed. I live in an apartment and they are growing in pots on my back patio. I am very careful to monitor the moisture in the soil and I water them daily because of the heat. Once they start to grow, I have noticed something has been eating them (I think its caterpillers), and once that happens, they shrivel up and die within a few days. How can I save my “garden”?

Best answer:

Answer by Winnie
Buy some clear or white netting and stick some sticks in your pots, high enough so the netting doesn’t touch the seedlings and cover them. This will stop any little hungry critter from eating your seedlings. Cheers and good luck.

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2 Responses to “How do I keep my seedlings from getting eaten or dying?”

  1. katwoman says:

    Try covering the pots with plastic wrap until the seeds germinate. This will also keep the moisture in providing a more even moistness throughout the day.Think of it as a mini greenhouse.

  2. Kean says:

    To keep slugs and snails away you can use saw dust or something similar that sticks to the slugs when they cross on it. For others such as caterpillars, ants you may use a wire mesh fixed with poles to surround your patio and you may also use a mild insecticide on the ‘fencing’. if you choose to cover your plants with plastic take care to avoid excessive accumulation of moisture that may harm the seedlings.

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