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Daturas: such a heartbreaker

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lovesdaylilies
Roopville, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2007
7:01 PM

Post #3587388

this is my first datura bloom of the year and something ate holes all in it. there is a bug in the picture but i am not sure if hes the culprit. i didn't plant any daturas this year...this one self seeded from last year. anyone else have problems with bugs eating their daturas? thanks so much!

kelly : )

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2007
11:05 PM

Post #3588235

Kelly,
It appears snails and slugs are the culprits. Smaller holes maybe inflicted by flea-bettles. Inspect your planting areas and use appropriate treatments.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2007
4:34 PM

Post #3598424

I've given up growing dats in the ground because of bugs n stuff. I use containers of every size imaginable and they do fine. My first defence is Sevin dust. I dust the soil and the leaves. I absolutely will not use Sevin on plants in the ground since it is very earthworm and good microooganism unfriendly. If you are organic, try pyola (you can get it at gardensalive) or insecticidal soap, but be prepared for a season long weekly battle. If you aren't organic, then Orthenex insecticide fungicide works very well .. in the evening spray tops and bottoms of leaves and also the ground around it. Once a month usually takes care of any and everything .. I have yet to find a plant that reacts badly to Orthenex.

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Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2007
11:27 AM

Post #3613550

Wait! I just planted datura in the ground - little guys. do you think I should dig them up and put them in pots before they get too big?
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2007
11:54 AM

Post #3613623

Probably wouldn't be a bad idea if your yard tends to get a lot of bugs.

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Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2007
12:19 PM

Post #3613664

Okay - back to the dollar store I go :-) Wait - that means I need to buy 3 + 7 + 6 = sixteen 20" pots! Oh, lord . . . DH is going to think I am nuts. Can I put the datura and brugs on the driveway if I put the pots on some sort of platform off the blacktop?

Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2007
4:24 PM

Post #3614454

I don't see why not .. both dats n brugs love heat .. just make sure they are kept well watered.

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wrightie
Metro DC, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2007
8:08 PM

Post #3630415

Seandor, I thought this post might interest you. http://davesgarden.com/forums/fp.php?pid=3257314
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2007
8:11 PM

Post #3630425

I LOVE it - (though DH might be a bit overwhelmed!)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 18, 2007
8:33 PM

Post #3630518

Wrightie;
A wonderful job! At first glance I thought you were in some exotic tropical paradise! Congratulations!!!!
wrightie
Metro DC, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2007
9:32 PM

Post #3630690

Lily, that's not my garden, but I wish it was!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 18, 2007
9:39 PM

Post #3630717

Ahhhh, we can use that as a model. Shall we? lol. I've a sister that lives there in Baltimore. It's beautiful there, but I can immagine, brugs and Dats will have to be more challenging, more time consuming to grow there.
Thank you, for the link. Thank you, for sharing. (there goes my budget for the month, or maybe two. LOL).

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