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Re: Nematodes


CCREDUX@aol.com wrote:
> 
> In a message dated 8/26/1998 10:03:41 PM Central Daylight Time,
> mikecook@pipeline.com writes:
> 
> <<  I don't have nematodes...is there some type of preventative action I
>  can take?
>   >>
> Here is my suggestion: When you acquire another hosta, plant it in an isolated
> spot for the first season to see if it is infested. If it is, burn it. Douse
> the ground where it was growing with gasoline. When I write "isolated," I mean
> REALLY isolated.
> I have known people to get infestations from the greatest nurseries. Indeed,
> Frank Riehl made my head spin when he told me of the prominent nurseries the
> stock of which was badly infested. It is EVERYWHERE!
> Another possible method of killing them: Plant newly acquired hostas in FULL
> HOT sun the first year---but also in an isolated area.
> 
> Clyde Crockett z5
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Now Clyde, you know that you can't pour gasoline right into the ground!
Eeeek! Ground water contamination!!

Denise
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