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Re: Happy > slugs

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!


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:
>>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.
>>----- 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
>>>>If you come you should see masses of lady bugs and of course the
>>>>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.
>>>   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.
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