Re: Greetings from Northern Spain!
I part ammonia and 5 parts water. Some people use one of those
miracle grow hose end sprayers that mix at 6 to 1 and put straight ammonia in
the bottle. Its good to hear that Bob B. has no problem at a 25 percent mixing
This is my first post of the list. I just
subscribed some 2 minutes ago... I live in Basque Country, Northern Spain,
where we enjoy a balmy but very wet climate, zone 9, HUMID (!!!)
oceanic. Heavy soil, lots of rain: you see, PERFECT SLUG COUNTRY!!!!
I love hostas. Most of my plants are in big
pots, for better slug control. Even after all my vigillance, slugs and small
snails do always find their way to the hosta foliage, making those ugly
holes you sure all detest.
Sure you've been bored of this topic to
death, but I'd appreciate if somebody of you could let me know -perhaps
privately- about this ammonia/water solution to spray the plants. What is
the BEST concentration?. I understand you can soak the plants completely, so
the spray goes into the very crown of the hosta to kill even the most hidden
bugs. And I heard once that this 'soaking' is even good to the plants, kind
of fertlizer... Please let me know!. I've tryed the beer thing, mulching
with coarse bark, spread Metaldehide pellets liberally all around, but the
little ^&%$Ç^* still doing damage... I'm desperate. What can I
Your hosta friend,
Basque Country, Northern Coastal
Very hilly, very green, very beautiful!!! :-)
9. Humid oceanic climate.