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Atlanta
GeorgiaNewbie
Jun 19, 2017 9:12 PM CST
Well, I've confirmed that snails/slugs are eating my tomatoes each night. I put down Corry's slug and snail killer pellets around 3 pm, and this is what I found at 11 pm.

Any other recommendations for a good pest control solution, or do I need to give the Corry's more time?

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Jun 19, 2017 9:20 PM CST
There is always the old saucer of beer...
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tarev
Jun 19, 2017 9:53 PM CST
Here is a link of various things you can use: http://eartheasy.com/grow_nat_...
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Xeramtheum
Jun 19, 2017 9:57 PM CST
Hi and welcome to NGA!

Don't be going postal on all the snails you see .. some are good guys.

The thread "Rosy Wolf Snail Are Good Guys!" in Pests and Diseases forum
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Atlanta
GeorgiaNewbie
Jun 20, 2017 8:30 AM CST
Xeramtheum said:Hi and welcome to NGA!

Don't be going postal on all the snails you see .. some are good guys.

The thread "Rosy Wolf Snail Are Good Guys!" in Pests and Diseases forum


Thanks for the welcome. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to kill every slug I see. I went out this morning and this is what I found.

I have lost 100% of my tomatoes this year. It's horribly frustrating. Within two weeks of planting my vines, I saw dozens of tomatoes. They are the biggest I've ever seen. And I have not been able to eat one of them. Every. Single. Tomato. :-(


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Christine
Jun 20, 2017 8:52 AM CST
Try laying some eggs shells around the base of the plants, even rough stones would work, the slimmy slugs wont cross over them, the crumpled egg shells worked great for me..
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Xeramtheum
Jun 20, 2017 8:55 AM CST
Get some DE - Diatomaceous Earth. It totally inorganic, not a poison. Here is a link to an article on how to use it.

https://www.diatomaceousearth....
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G'Kar
Atlanta
GeorgiaNewbie
Jun 20, 2017 9:33 AM CST
Xeramtheum said:Get some DE - Diatomaceous Earth. It totally inorganic, not a poison. Here is a link to an article on how to use it.


Thanks, I'll do that, along with beer. Unfortunately, we have rain every day here (and I mean EVERY day) in Atlanta, so that's exacerbating the problems.

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plantmanager
Jun 20, 2017 11:53 AM CST
@GeorgiaNewbie, you don't have to toss every tomato with a small bite out of it. I just cut out those portions and they are totally usable after a good washing. Birds like to get at my tomatoes, even through the netting.
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