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Re: Happy > slugs


> About an inch deep and 8 or 9" circle around the plant's base.
I'd be dizzy in no time!  Circles around each hosta? - all 200 of them?
Around each of all the other plants they devour.?  I'm more of a sprinkler.

200 is an exageration, I suppose, for hosta, but slugs eat everything.  I
sprinkle.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy > slugs


> EsCar Go works well, but putting a thick circle of lava sand around
> your slug prone plants works great too and way cheaper.  Home Depot
> even carries it here.  It's so rough textured that it tears them up.
> About an inch deep and 8 or 9" circle around the plant's base.
>
>
> On 5/5/05, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> > Chris,
> > I've been using Es-car-Go! (the iron phosphate product manufactured in
> > Gemany, aka Sluggo) for several years now.  Escargo is the brand name
used
> > by Gardens Alive! in southern Indiana.  Works exceptionally well; much
> > better than metaldehyde.  Last year I saw it in a big box store locally
> > under the Schultz brand name, so I'd think you might find it locally
too.
> >
> > It is more expensive, but I have noticed a real reduction in slugs where
> > I've used it.  Also, now that you have a dog, I wouldn't want
metaldehyde
> > around.  Dogs will eat absolutely anything.  I never had any luck with
beer
> > and other home remedies, though I haven't yet tried DE.  Do you get the
> > Gardens Alive catalog?  2 or 3 times a year they include a $20 coupon on
the
> > cover.  Sometimes it is a staight $20, sometimes $20 off a $40 purchase.
I
> > use these for Escargo or their lawn fertilizer.  Makes it more
reasonable.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 9:47 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Birthday Time!
> >
> > > > Theresa, it is partly cloudy here with only occassional showers
> > predicted.
> > > > If you come you should see masses of lady bugs and of course the
> > ubiquitous
> > > > yellow slugs.  Should be a nice day.
> > >
> > > Hi David,
> > >
> > >    Speaking of slugs, what do you guys use to control them?  I'm
thinking
> > >    of giving in and using the highly priced iron phosphate this year.
> > Does
> > >    anyone have experiences with it, and more importantly, an
inexpensive
> > >    source?  :)
> > >
> > >    I found a six-pound bag at a local store for $30; that seems to be
the
> > >    best deal so far.
> > >
> > > Chris
> > >
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> Kemp TX
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