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Lady Hobbs
11-08-2010, 10:41 PM
Seems everytime I get new java growth, the plant becomes full of holes. I'm told that snails don't eat plants altho they eat lettuce, cukes and zucchini which never made much sense to me but here's the picture. This has happened to all my new java growth.



11-08-2010, 10:50 PM
Potassium deficiency possibly.

Australian natives
11-09-2010, 09:50 AM
looks more to me like something has been snaking on it. but i am not at all an expert.

P.S. YES!!!! i finally killed the mosquito that has been bugging me for like 20min!!!

Lady Hobbs
11-09-2010, 05:08 PM
Looks like somethings been nawing on it to me, too. If the holes were brown or the plant was wasting away, I can see a nutrient problem but these are just tiny holes. Since I had to shake 50 snails off it, I just have to wonder if new vegetation might not be appealing to them. If snails eat lettuce, why wouldn't they not eat java fern?