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Jun 2, 2015 4:15 PM CST
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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...
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Jun 2, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Scissors...snip, snip, snip!
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Jun 2, 2015 6:24 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Sticking tongue out
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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Jun 2, 2015 11:35 PM CST
Name: Reine
Cleveland, Texas (Zone 9a)
On the 3rd day God created plants.
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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!
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Jun 3, 2015 4:51 AM CST
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
Reine - they're so big I wouldn't be surprised to see one of them driving by me on the highway!!
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Jun 3, 2015 5:51 AM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
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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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You're always learning !
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Jun 3, 2015 8:34 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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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*
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Jun 3, 2015 8:40 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'd never have known! Thanks for investigating.
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Jun 3, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Ha! Think I'll stick to the east side of the state, thank you! Ewwww, slugs. Gross!
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Jun 3, 2015 10:08 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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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!
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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Jun 3, 2015 10:17 AM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises
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HAHAHAHA, is it a Texas thing? Sorry, HAHAHAHA
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
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Jun 3, 2015 10:17 PM CST
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
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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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Jun 4, 2015 5:16 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
See the word "Quote" down by the green thumb?
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Jun 4, 2015 6:42 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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Jun 4, 2015 12:14 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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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.
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Jun 4, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Hibiscus Master Gardener: Florida Roses
Salvias Sedums Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ferns Dragonflies
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.
“I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen”
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Jul 18, 2015 7:42 PM CST
Name: Beverly
Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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@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.
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