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Cult: Sand and Slugs

From: "John I. Jones" <nospam@mallorn.com>

Lloyd sent this to me to forward to the manula list\, but since I am not
doing that I thought I would pass this along.

L.Zurbrigg wrote:
> >Mike00Rita@aol.com wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi
> >>     It isnt slugs I have problems keeping out of the dalias but earwigs. I
> >> just strip the lower leaves of the plant then have fewer problems. I even
> >> found earwigs eating the insides out of some JI's, sure makes for strange
> >> looking flowers. But I do wish the skinks would come visit my garden-
> >> they just aren't native to this area.
> >>      I do think mulching with slug bate could be a bit pricy. Most of us
> >>would
> >> not think of doing that, but we really don't know how big the slugs are in
> >> some peoples gardens!
> >>
> >> Rita B
> >> Last sib- Regency Buck on it's last bloom
> >> 58f zone 7- 2 miles from Puget Sound
> >> Thinking of how I want to redo the aril bed this summer.

> I havve held off for several days, but do think I should tell you all that
> since I put down a sand mulch, I have not seen any slugs.(I have not gone
> out with the flashlight to make sure there are none.) The sand mulch may
> not be too hard to put on, and it certainly seems cheaper than some of the
> other solutions. Table salt will kill the slugs outright also. Lloyd
> Zurbrigg in Durham NC where it is hot as Hades!

John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
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Fremont, California, USA, Earth, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.
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