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5/4/11 8:23 P

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try moth balls around perimeter...but not close to plant... if it rains they will melt... but animals hate the smell...

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5/1/11 6:38 P

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I'll try the egg shells, I make my DH eggs for breakfast most mornings so we have lots! Thanks,

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4/29/11 9:40 P

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slugs also dislike ashes (but if it is raining they will wash away) or small containers (like jar lids) of beer

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4/29/11 2:41 P

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If it is slugs, you can put crushed eggshell around the plants to kill them.

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4/29/11 2:09 P

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Thanks for the quick replies! Merigolds just made it to the list of things to buy at the farmers' market tomorrow.

I've never grown garlic. I might just give that a try as well!

It should be a good gardening year in NC. So far we have a lot of rain and everything is soooo green!

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4/29/11 1:59 P

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It could be slugs..since you saw a jelly like trail....Down here in the islands...our herbs are bothered by...moths..caterpillars..or slugs....Its a different climate i know 'sunny' here...But i
have been fortunate having.. yellow basil.. planted and no bother...as i grow it year round......
When i plant 'chinese cabbage'.. bok choy...which grows easy and fast...I plant marigolds to
keep away pest!! emoticon

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4/29/11 1:47 P

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Basil and Oregano are from the mint family. There are sites on line about different plants and organic pest solutions. most pest will stay away if you plant garlic
, chives or onions, beans do not do well around onions or onion related plants. marigolds do have natural pest control built in too.

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Hey Sparker Gardeners! I need some help! I have never had much success with an herb garden but after talking to my boss who enjoys gardening I decided to give the herbs another try. I have basil, rosemary, and Greek oregano in a planter. Up until this morning it has been looking great! Everything is growing so well and I look forward to using the herbs in some dishes this summer. When I went out this morning I found that something is eating the basil leaves!!! There was a clear jelly substance on the leaves. Any ideas on what it might be? and better yet, any organic ideas on how to keep the pests off of my plants? Someone suggested Neem oil for tomato plants and so far I have had good luck with the tomatoes this year. Any thoughts? Let me know! Thanks for your help!

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