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Re: Hum.......+ slug stuff

Yes, I agree, the slugs have gone wild this year. Any time I buy new plants, 
they land at the back of my gravel driveway until planted. I had several 
delphiniums and other young plants, many of which were devoured down to the stems 
after sitting there a few days. One morning I killed 16 huge slugs hiding out 
under one small tray of plants! I finally put out some Es-car-go (from Gardens 
Alive!), even with all the rain, and it does work very well. 

Does anyone know how long this stuff is effective? I hate to wait for more 
slug damage to put more out, but on the other hand, it isn't cheap, so wouldn't 
want to waste it either. I'll look for it at Walmart next time I'm there.

Maddy Mason
Hudson Valley, NY  zone 5/6

In a message dated 6/22/03 12:02:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "Marge Talt" <
mtalt@hort.net writes:

> I got my hands on some Sluggo and it seems to do the trick tho' I've
> had to re-apply a lot because we've had so much rain.  Understand
> that there are at least 3 other brand names with the same ingredients
> (iron phosphate; benign to all but slugs and snails; degrades into a
> plant food substance) - Escar-Go Slug &Snail Control, Walmart's Slug
> and Snail Bait by Garden Safe and another I think was called
> something like WorryFree (but won't swear to that as I can't seem to
> locate the post that mentioned it).   I don't find Sluggo all that
> inexpensive, but maybe the one Walmart sells would be more reasonable
> for a large area.  I just put it around Tricyrtis and a few other
> plants that seem to be slug magnets this year.

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