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Gardening Gold

By crawgarden
August 31, 2016

Use corn gluten for pre-emergence control.

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Aug 30, 2016 6:17 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I've looked at 2-3 big box stores for this and they don't carry it. I've found it at one online place that is fairly pricey (they are somewhat pricey for most of their items), so I'm still on the look-out for this. Any idea where I can go to get this? Preferably a chain store, but I'm open to online ordering (paying for shipping) if it's from somewhere I would purchase other items from, too.
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Aug 30, 2016 6:25 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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This is the one I use DND:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Con...

It's more of a granular than a powder.
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Aug 30, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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DogsNDaylilies said:I've looked at 2-3 big box stores for this and they don't carry it. I've found it at one online place that is fairly pricey (they are somewhat pricey for most of their items), so I'm still on the look-out for this. Any idea where I can go to get this? Preferably a chain store, but I'm open to online ordering (paying for shipping) if it's from somewhere I would purchase other items from, too.


I purchase mine at a local feed store!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Aug 30, 2016 8:04 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Thanks, guys! I'll look into the Home Depot one again. They didn't carry it in-store, but I'll bet they offer free shipping to store...most big box stores do.
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Sep 1, 2016 4:33 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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I used corn gluten on my lawn a few years ago, the crows and ravens loved it, I had to chase dozens of them away daily, I don't think they left much on the lawn to control the weeds, I was not a happy gardener, I will not use it again. Angry
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Sep 1, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Sorry to hear that, have not had that problem.
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Sep 2, 2016 5:32 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Margaret, that's good to know. At the very least, if I try it out, it sounds like I need to try it in my gardens when there isn't the risk of birds bumping off seed pods en route to the corn gluten. I don't think we have many crows and ravens here, though. Lots of robins, goldfinch, pigeons, seagulls, and Canada geese, but not often crows and ravens.
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Sep 2, 2016 8:32 AM CST
Name: woofie
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Corn gluten is the ingredient in "Organic Preen." You can order it from Amazon. I've been thinking about trying it in some of my flower beds where the regular Preen isn't recommended because of the types of plants in them. Nice to know that it does work.
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Sep 2, 2016 9:49 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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If you can get if from a feed store, it will probably be a lot cheaper.
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Sep 2, 2016 12:21 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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I'm sure it would be much cheaper from a feed store. I plan to check to see if our local store carries it. Wouldn't have thought to look there if not for your article. Thumbs up Just mentioned the Preen for the benefit of those who don't have feed stores nearby. Smiling
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Sep 2, 2016 1:09 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DogsNDaylilies said:Margaret, that's good to know. At the very least, if I try it out, it sounds like I need to try it in my gardens when there isn't the risk of birds bumping off seed pods en route to the corn gluten. I don't think we have many crows and ravens here, though. Lots of robins, goldfinch, pigeons, seagulls, and Canada geese, but not often crows and ravens.


I think the geese may be the biggest threat, I don't think the other birds will bother with it.
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Sep 3, 2016 3:49 AM CST
Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
DogsNDaylilies said:I've looked at 2-3 big box stores for this and they don't carry it. I've found it at one online place that is fairly pricey (they are somewhat pricey for most of their items), so I'm still on the look-out for this. Any idea where I can go to get this? Preferably a chain store, but I'm open to online ordering (paying for shipping) if it's from somewhere I would purchase other items from, too.


Thank you for the information,
Prabhi S
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Sep 3, 2016 4:49 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
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Sep 3, 2016 9:14 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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It was pellets and watered in, but it didn't dissolve very fast.
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Sep 3, 2016 10:04 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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mcash70 said:It was pellets and watered in, but it didn't dissolve very fast.


I've only used the meal, would imagine that would be a problem with the pellets.
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Feb 15, 2018 12:35 PM CST
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I covered mine with Gromulch, as it looks rather ugly in the garden.
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