Another garden veg predator is mice. They eat unprotected seeds, so if you have a mouse problem, invest in some traps.
But the major predator is the garden slug and snail. Both have the ability to decimate your crops. Slugs have more teeth than a shark – 25,000 of them in fact – and they know how to use them.
They also lay up to 100 eggs several times a year and live mainly below ground, only five percent are above the surface at any one time. I’ve seen them strip a crop bare in days.
They sound unbeatable, but you can defeat them by creating barriers or physically removing them to keep them under control.
During the growing season get outside in the dark with a torch, a pair of gloves and a bucket and pick them off your plants.