At first I thought it was the usual culprits of snails and slugs, but as it hasn’t rained for quite a while, they are not breeding and their numbers are way down.I have just finished a recce of the veggie patch, with my trusty dynamo torch, had found earwigs all over my remaining cucumbers, rockmelons and pumpkins. They were having a fantastic feed on the new shoots until I squished them. Hard to catch though. It is the first time I have seen anything like it. Now I know what little beasty has been nibbling all of my seedlings that I have been constantly planting. I wish I had a dollar for every cucumber seed I have sown this year! Now, I don’t know how to combat this new insect pest, so if anyone has any safe and organic methods of getting rid of them, I would be very happy if you could post a comment. Otherwise, I suppose I will just have to hit the net and google up a storm for the answers.
I better sow some more seeds tomorrow. I am determined to have cucumbers again this year. They were so tasty and bountiful last summer, and no little earwig is going to defeat me!