What’s eating my cabbages

Community Community Garden Problems Pests What’s eating my cabbages

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    JD
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    My overwintering cabbages are in a raised bed with wooden sides and covered with fleece. When I checked on them yesterday many had missing leaves and one had been completely gnawed through to the middle.
    Would this be mice? Or (horror) their larger cousins? Or maybe rabbits?
    As I’ve had a huge problem with moles this year, could it be that rats are using their tunnels to gain access? I haven’t seen any damage to the fleece.
    Will try to attach photo but may not be successful.
    Regards Jan

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    JD
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    Don’t know why I can’t attach photos. I could earlier in the year using the same phone camera.

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    charles
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    Jan I suspect your camera settings have somehow altered and 99% of problems are from the photos being too large. It should give options to resize and “Medium” is sufficient.
    I wonder if it could be squirrels. Unsure how to stop them.

    #52551

    Tim
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    Hi There, I’ve some lovely perennial kale from grown form a cutting that is being eaten, but I don’t know by what (photo attached). I have some netter PSB that has been nibbled too, but only from points that would be accessible from outside the netted area. I’m suspecting it might be pigeons. Anyone have any further thoughts. I can’t see any other pests. Thanks greatly for any advice.

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    charles
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    Tim it’s pigeons – the jagged edges. Somehow, keep your net further away from the leaves, but the kale will survive.

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    Tim
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    Thanks, Charles, very helpful, I will do!

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