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green pea seedlings being chewed

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Caro25-May-04 04:36 AM EST 5b   
Patricia25-May-04 01:25 PM EST 5   

Subject: green pea seedlings being chewed
From: Caro
Zone: 5b
Date: 25-May-04 04:36 AM EST

My green pea seedling are really struggling. Something is chewing the leaves. It could be birds, but I never see any birds there. Is anyone else experienceing this? from Southern Ontario

Subject: RE: green pea seedlings being chewed
From: Patricia (
Zone: 5
Date: 25-May-04 01:25 PM EST

Yes, we have seen birds nipping at our snow pea seedlings. Try this: punch a little hole in the rim of some aluminum pie plates. Then tie a string to the hole and tie the other end to the supports that you have for your peas. The pie plates will fly around in the wind and make a racket. They should stop the birds without harming them. If your pea seedlings are about 3 or 4 inches long, they should keep on growing (by starting a new "leader"). Hope you have some extra seeds, just in case!

Good luck!

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