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beebonnet

beebonnet
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 9a)

March 24, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #4702701

Why such a weak solution of ammonia to water and WHY spray after dark. We use a much stronger solution and spray whenever we see them. I keep a spray bottle handy when I garden. Of course, I am going for a direct hit. Since I wear gloves while I garden, I just pull them off or throw them out on the lawn and then spray. Works for snails, too.
Never watering at night or evening is not an option here in Oregon. God does it, especially in the spring when slugs are hungriest.
Now I am going to look for the ingredient iron phosphate on my slug bait box that I just purchased. I am also going to check on my kohlrabi starts that I baited with the new box of bait. And I will take my spray bottle along, too. Armed and ready for war I go off to the spring garden.
Thanks for the great article. I really did like it.
tonileland
Uncasville, CT
(Zone 6a)

March 24, 2008
3:51 PM

Post #4702938

Hi from another Oregonian!
I grew up in Oregon and spent every weekend at my family's cottage in Reedsport. LOVE the ocean and miss it a lot.

Since you toss the slugs onto the grass, you can use a stronger solution; otherwise, you'll burn your plants.

Glad you enjoyed the article. I enjoy hearing from everyone who posts.

beebonnet

beebonnet
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2008
6:55 PM

Post #4708427

Thanks tonileland for your answer. It's actually kinder to use a stronger solution, as they slim away faster. Yuk!! Anyway, hope you return to your native state someday. It is still the best one in my humble opinion, slugs and all. LOL

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