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Re: Happy > slugs


Really?  Home Depot doesn't carry it?  Don't know of any mail order source.
At 40 pounds a sack, there's no telling what it would cost to mail you some.
I'll check at the PO when I get my mail and advise.


On 5/5/05, Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net> wrote:
> Do you know of a mail order source for lava sand?  I've never seen it
> anywhere here and snails are really bad this year!
> 
> Theresa
> 
> Pam Evans wrote:
> 
> >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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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