Hostas forum: Nice article on slugs

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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Feb 28, 2016 8:35 AM CST
http://perfectperennials.tripod.com/id7.html
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Feb 28, 2016 8:54 AM CST
I have never had much trouble with slugs. I do see them, but do not see much damage caused by them.
I live at the edge of a marsh and each spring there is a large number of toads and frogs which hatch and move into my gardens. They are very effective predators against the slugs. I have a little over 400 hostas and really do not get much slug damage. Much more damage is caused by falling twigs and acorns. I have a couple of very large oak trees and when they produce a bumper crop of acorns it sounds like it is hailing on my roof on windy days,

I didn't realize that horseradish roots were a good defense against slugs. I put in one plant several years ago and now have several. It is upposedly marginally hardy here, but has done quite well. It is a weedy looking plant, but I actually like the large creamy white flower heads it produces,
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
Image
duane456
Feb 28, 2016 9:33 AM CST
We get them big in the northwest ---- Hilarious!
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Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Feb 28, 2016 10:14 AM CST
Hilarious! but YEUCH! Interesting article on slugs - thank you!
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Feb 28, 2016 10:50 AM CST
Yes it was an interesting article with a lot of information and hints. I am glad I have never seen a slug 8-18"!

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