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Re: Desperately Seeking slug relief on dahlias!

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Desperately Seeking slug relief on dahlias!
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 09:42:53 +0000
  • References: <01IYN9TBRS1E9ZMQS2@BUFFALOSTATE.EDU> <>

Mary Kraft wrote:
> I haven't had a problem with slugs on my hostas, lettuces, cabbages, or
> anything else for the last 2 years, even though they are out in perhaps
> record slimy numbers this year!  I spray twice a year: May 1 and May 15,
> approximately, when they're laying their eggs in the crowns of the plants
> they love.  I spray lightly on the leaves and down in the crown a
> solution of vinegar and water: 1 cup cider or white vinegar in 3 cups of
> water.  Easy.  Safe.  No problema!  Learned that from Don Smith, who
> has outstanding hostas & daylilies near Floyd's Knobs, in southern Indiana
> (no...I'm not making that up!!!)  (I use the vinegar I've cleaned the
> coffeepot with...just let the gunk settle out first!  That's also what
> we use to kill the weeds in our driveway so we don't have to buy any of
> the hardcore poisons...just make sure the solution is HOT for weeds!)
> Mary
> Noblesville, IN
> Zone 5

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