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Duke Ellington

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Flea beetle eaten radishes 🙁
« on: May 19, 2017, 20:26:22 »
Can anything about this? Every time I grow them they get eaten by something. I am guessing it's flea beetles.

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Re: Flea beetle eaten radishes 🙁
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 21:39:20 »
I only grow radishes in containers now, up on a bench, I lose them sown direct in the ground, yes, flea beetle I'm sure. They don't seem to find them up high, though.

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Re: Flea beetle eaten radishes 🙁
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 06:49:47 »
A physical barrier such as enviromesh or even an old net curtain will protect them or as small has said in a container about 2ft off the ground.
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Re: Flea beetle eaten radishes 🙁
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 12:46:12 »
Brushing the plants with sticky fly-trap sheets can decimate the flea beetles - just leave the cover on the first 2 cm so it doesn't actually stick to the leaves. They jump randomly so quick passes after they move back can be very effective.

Lawrence D Hills attached his to a pole with tall wheels either side that bounce the bugs back to the sticky (you could use old LPs) - quicker and less bending. Perspex wheels would be even better - I think the bugs fear moving shadows.

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Re: Flea beetle eaten radishes 🙁
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 21:29:44 »
I have mine in a pallet topper, with another one on top of it  and it seems to keep them away... like carrot flies I think they stay close to the ground...

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Re: Flea beetle eaten radishes 🙁
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 08:11:13 »
Iíve given up radishes!  Flea beetles win every time!
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Re: Flea beetle eaten radishes 🙁
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 08:11:13 »