Hostas forum: Help, my minis are being eaten alive!

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 2, 2016 8:14 PM CST
Do grasshoppers eat on the leaves? I have a collection of minis on my front pouch and I returned from a 2 week trip out West to find several with big chunks out of the leaves. Even a couple down to the stems. No sign of slugs tho. What should I do?

I was good and had a neighbor to water and check on my plants.

Teresa
Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 2, 2016 9:06 PM CST
bluegrassmom said:Do grasshoppers eat on the leaves? I have a collection of minis on my front pouch and I returned from a 2 week trip out West to find several with big chunks out of the leaves. Even a couple down to the stems. No sign of slugs tho. What should I do?

I was good and had a neighbor to water and check on my plants.

Teresa

Grasshoppers seem to eat everything. 😟
Feed them to the cat.
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
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Jessie6162
Aug 3, 2016 12:55 PM CST
Deer? Rabbits?
OH (Zone 5a)
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Pandora
Aug 3, 2016 3:47 PM CST
Chipmunks?
Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2016 7:25 AM CST
When deer eat they grab a leaf and twist it as they pull. You know it's deer if the leafs are shredded and broken or the top of the plant is missing entirely.

Rabbits nibble from the outer corner inward then leave the part of the leaf they don't eat untouched.

Inspected much holes here and there. Cater pillars, slugs, or grasshoppers,
Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2016 11:54 AM CST
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Rabbit munches.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Aug 4, 2016 5:12 PM CST
Hmm, it looks like that but the big pot is on my front porch!! Very odd indeed. Some of the tiny minis leaves are so small to start with too Angry

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