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Re: Re: Chinese ginger - Yo Kitty!

Marge darlin' - we got to find a way to get you some lava sand to deter those nasty beasties.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Marge Talt
Sent: 8/14/2004 12:15:00 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Chinese ginger - Yo Kitty!

> Well, Kitty, I would be *very* happy to trade slugs with you because
> the ones in my garden think Asarum are candy - well most of the
> species.  They don't even let some of them leaf out; just gnaw the
> buds down to a nubbin:-(  A. splendens is one of the few that seem
> able to withstand the onslaught...a couple of small holes, but
> nothing like what happens to the smaller species.  You would think
> that the thick leaves would discourage slugs, but it does not - at
> least in my garden.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > Marge,
> > Your experiences with these gingers is more extensive than mine and
> your
> > reports similar but not quite the same.  The one thing I really
> noticed was
> > that last line about the slugs.  I definitely have slugs here, but
> I've
> > never seen a single slug hole on any of my gingers, so I went out,
> just now,
> > and checked.  On my 9 yr old 3x2ft clump (half was removed a few
> yrs ago -
> > originally was 3 tiny plants) of A. europaeum there is one hole on
> one leaf.
> > On the 4 plants of A. splendens there are about 6 holes on one
> leaf, nothing
> > on any of the others.  And my single plant of A. shuttleworthii
> hasn't a
> > mark on it.  I had always thought the leaves of these plants were
> to thick
> > for the slugs to bother with.
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