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GARBLEDEEGOOK Posts: 609
7/23/12 3:41 P

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Try Sluggo. It's iron phosphate, I believe. Not the Maximum Strength or whatever it's called.

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7/23/12 2:41 P

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My slugs are the tiny little kind and I have not had success with the board/carpet method or eggshells or coffee grounds. This year I am trying the pine needle mulch to see if that helps any. Have not seen much new damage since I mulched.

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7/22/12 7:54 P

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DH cuts the top off beer cans and crimps the jagged edges in. The puts 4 or 5 around the planter boxes, we container garden, and puts an ounce of beer in each one. We haven't had slug problems in 3 years.

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GARBLEDEEGOOK Posts: 609
7/11/12 12:08 P

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We used a no food method, then salt to purge them, rinse rinse rinse, and finally boil the life out of them, then shell them, cut the icky part (some like only foot, others tolerate a little more, i.e. 2 out of the 3 parts) You probably can look this up as well. This way there never had any crap in the snail. Put back in shell, cap with butter garlic and parsley mixture, stick in oven to melt mixture. Bon appetit! :)

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7/11/12 6:14 A

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Great link.

Thanks for the advice guys. I actually have a blackbird nesting in my trailing rose. She was sitting on my window ledge this morning; knocking something against the ledge. Maybe it was a snail. Feast black birds feast.

I saw a cooking show where Gordon Ramsey collected snails from his back garden; cleaned them for 2 weeks on a diet of organic grass and water and then feasted.

I'm more of a fan of the garlic butter than the escargot - so I haven't been quite that adventurous of a cook yet.

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7/11/12 1:13 A

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I recommend mulching with extra compost. Since your plant is spindly, make sure it is well fed. All your rain may have drained your soil of nutrition. Just leave a couple of inches of bare dirt between your compost mulch and the crown so you don't give the critters a direct hidden path. If you want to try the crushed eggshells, put them at the edge of you compost, but still leave some bare space.

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GARBLEDEEGOOK Posts: 609
7/10/12 11:58 P

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Here is a link about snail control: www.arnobrosi.com/snails/garden.html

GARBLEDEEGOOK Posts: 609
7/10/12 3:55 P

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Escargot!!! Get a bucket, collect them and bon appetit! :)

I will check, on the run, but thought I'd drop a line: I recall crushed eggshells being a deterrent when sprinkled around the dirt by plant stems.

You probably can google that, too :) HTH

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7/9/12 10:02 A

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I have a 2 year old crown that is producing 4 small spindly legs with moth eaten leaves. We've been drenched with rain this summer - so I'm suspecting snails. That and I've seen escargot sized snails climbing up my raspberries.

I've tried wood ash and copper tubing. Not really working with all the rain.

Suggestions? advice?

I've not been harvesting as I want the crown to survive.

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