All Things Gardening forum: Got home this afternoon and WHAT did I find???

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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
Jun 2, 2015 4:15 PM CST
our 5 Dahlias came up about three weeks ago and they're all about a foot tall so far. we protect them at night then remove the "cover" during the day. well since they're getting so tall we figured it was time to stop using the cover. it was becoming very impractical. and of course, it rained last night and most of the day today. its been fairly dry this past week. I get home and find holes all over the Dahlia leaves!!! I turn one of them over and I see two, not one, but TWO, 1/2 inch long baby slugs having a field day!!! I glance to my left and see two, not one, but TWO, 2 inch long adult slugs in hot pursuit of the plants!!! we all know what happened next...
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Jun 2, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Scissors...snip, snip, snip!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 2, 2015 6:24 PM CST
Sticking tongue out
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Name: Reine
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Reine
Jun 2, 2015 11:35 PM CST
The slugs l have seen around my home are usually really small, less than an inch and gray. The slugs create no problems for the plants, because of natural predators.

Anolis carolinensis, the green anole, eats them. This is the second year l have had my potted plants in the back yard and the anoles have had a population explosion. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Love them lizards. Lovey dubby

And frogs, toads and some snakes eat the slugs. I have lots of toads and frogs and some snakes. There is a large pond between my sisters house and mine. The frogs are so loud at night you would think they've come inside to serenade me. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Them slugs up in Washington are humongous!
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
Jun 3, 2015 4:51 AM CST
Reine - they're so big I wouldn't be surprised to see one of them driving by me on the highway!!
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jun 3, 2015 5:51 AM CST
Hi

Hahahaha, okay, that is a gross visual, hahaha

Glad you got rid of them
We were always rural until the last couple of years and I never saw a slug or large snail where we lived. Now everywhere were go slugs and huge snails.
Do you think it is the all the rain, cyclic or have y'all always been bothered with one or both
We collected a homer bucket in one morning and still have the
Thanks
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 3, 2015 8:34 AM CST
I had no idea what a homer bucket was, had to google it, A orange 5 gal. bucket with the home depot logo on the side. *Blush*
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 3, 2015 8:40 AM CST
I'd never have known! Thanks for investigating.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 3, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Ha! Think I'll stick to the east side of the state, thank you! Ewwww, slugs. Gross!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 3, 2015 10:08 AM CST
Seedfork said:I had no idea what a homer bucket was, had to google it, A orange 5 gal. bucket with the home depot logo on the side. *Blush*


I thought it must be some kind of typo/autocorrect thing!! Hilarious!

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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Jun 3, 2015 10:17 AM CST
HAHAHAHA, is it a Texas thing? Sorry, HAHAHAHA
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Name: Elfrieda
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orchidgal
Jun 3, 2015 10:17 PM CST
Explain to me Wheedwacker; how do you put a box around a quote from someone else's post ? I can't figure that out. Thanks
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 4, 2015 5:16 AM CST
See the word "Quote" down by the green thumb?
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 4, 2015 6:42 AM CST
Seedfork said:See the word "Quote" down by the green thumb?


Elfie, as an example... I just clicked on the word "quote" at the bottom of Seedfork's post, and it automatically put [ quote="Seedfork"]See the word "Quote" down by the green thumb?[/quote ] up at the top of my post, which, once you click on "finished," ends up as the quote with the box around it. Hope that helps! Smiling

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jun 4, 2015 12:14 PM CST
orchidgal said:... how do you put a box around a quote ...


After you get the "quote box" imported into your reply, you can then edit it down to remove words or images you didn't need to echo, like I did above.

Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
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orchidgal
Jun 4, 2015 9:46 PM CST
RickCorey said:

After you get the "quote box" imported into your reply, you can then edit it down to remove words or images you didn't need to echo, like I did above.


Got it - thanks.

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Name: Beverly
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vitrsna
Jul 18, 2015 7:42 PM CST
@riverman123...i feel your pain about the slugs. I've had more than usual this year...they ate all my tropical lupine. Then someone told me to put some aluminum foil around the stem at the base. I did that to several plants that the slugs had been bothering and there were no more signs of slug activity on the plants with foil at the base. So, this worked great for me.

@Reine...thanks for the information about what eats slugs, i was just about to search that.

Then i went hunting and i appear to be slug free...usually they are not such a problem for me.
[Last edited by vitrsna - Jul 18, 2015 7:43 PM (+)]
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