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27 May 2013 07:27 #2357 by Dmorgan
Dmorgan created the topic: Holes in leaves of green beans
I have something chewing on my green bean leaves. This is my first garden here in San Diego. I cannot find any worms or caterpillars on the leaves.I have even looked at night. What organic cure is out there for this problem? :( :(

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27 May 2013 09:12 #2358 by Mitch
Mitch replied the topic: Re:Holes in leaves of green beans
any chance you could put a photo of the problem? If you need help uploading a photo you can email it to me and I'll do it for you. My email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

thanks
Mitch

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27 May 2013 13:39 #2359 by Julie Bawden-Davis
Julie Bawden-Davis replied the topic: Re:Holes in leaves of green beans
A photo would definitely help in ID of your problem. In general, caterpillars chew holes in the interior of leaves, while beetles chew along the leaf margins. It could also be a grasshopper, which chews throughout the leaf. And then there are snails and slugs, which leave shiny slime trails and feed throughout the leaf. The controls are different for each type of pest, so it's important to pinpoint the problem before using any controls, and it is good that you are asking.

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