I've noticed that what I thought was possibly a cucumber sprout that made it through some kind of bug/sun attack under the mini greenhouse has passed on with its brethren. So I am debating on starting again in a pot directly sowing some seed. Also an interesting observation is that the pole beans have hardly been touched and were sowed the same day and time as the red noodle long beans which have been almost totally devoured. This year I tried to scale back on the amount of seed I germinated because things got a little hairy and jungley last year. However this strategy has left too little veggies to succumb to attacks by slugs and possibly earwigs. Even though I'm now using NEEM this has not been effective for plants that have so newly germinated and only have their 1st or 2nd set of true leaves. I admit my time management skills have been off and I just haven't taken the time to be as aggressive about the whole bug issue as I need to. Plus I just discovered that I have no more Sluggo and the hubby will not let me use his "good" beer on the slimy critters so I have to make a trip this morning to the local nursery and the liquor store. Might as well grab a bottle of wine while I'm there to help me get through the loss of all my cucumber plants, most of my zinnias, haogen melons, and red noodle bean plants.