something is eating my zinnia seedlings when they first emerge. If they make...

Asked June 12, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

something is eating my zinnia seedlings when they first emerge. If they make it to the second leafing they are left alone. I have tried massive amounts of cayenne pepper. There is less damage but only slows them down.

Champaign County Ohio

1 Response

If you notice slime trails it could be slugs. Here is a link for an Iowa Extension Fact Sheet. http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2006/jun/070201.htmOtherwise, is the whole seedling eaten or just holes in the emerging leaves?