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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 dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

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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....
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

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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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