Something eating my radishes

Asked September 29, 2020, 8:44 AM EDT

Looks like something is eating my radishes. What is going on and what can I do about it? I do find slugs in my garden. Are they the culprits?


Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Hi- slugs feed on radish storage roots as will cutworms, wireworms, various root maggots, and rabbits. Here are some web pages on slugs and their management in the garden:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/slugs-and-snails-vegetables
(see pub links at bottom of page)

Floating row cover material can help exclude insect pests, wildlife, and slugs:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/floating-row-cover
Jon