Hi All: I have a concentrated acre
of hosta. I usually dont have a serious slug problem until this
time of year--either my guard is down or their numbers
become uncontrollable. I do notice that through the year I have what I call
"hot-spots" ie: slug damage in one area of plant grouping but
nothing even three feet awa ( regardless of the cultivar types in the
area) also slug damage in some pots and none in others. Are these" hot spots"
common in everyones hosta garden?
Anyway,the purpose of this posting----- These "hot
spots", I feel, is where 90% of the slugs and eggs probably will
attemt to winter over. Why not make a concentrated effort to apply your
favourite slug bait / control method now ,in these hot spots-----you have a
captive audiance. In the past I have just accepted the end of the hosta season
and the coinciding beginning of next years slug population.
What to use: as the weather gets colder I suspect
slugs will not feed as much and slug egg cant eat---this may negate the use of
slug bait. Possible slugacides---soil drench sprays of ammonia ,vinegar
,borax. I will use a localized application of cygon in all hot
Does anyone do this---Does it have any
Phil Little Waterloo Ont.
Zone 5 a/b