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Old 05-15-2008, 11:51 AM   #11
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Grasshopper! I had the same S#@$ going on and finally cought the lil some bitc#.Jump in eat, jump out. Lil bastids.
This may be an even more likely candidate. I think I may side with this idea.


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Old 05-15-2008, 03:51 PM   #12
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I also have had something eating the leaves of my baby Cascades. I suspected slugs but had never seen any evidence. This dark and dreary morning I found several small slugs sleeping off their late night meal around my plants.

My first instinct is to ring the plants with salt, but I don't know what that will do to the soil around my plants. I guess this means a trip to Lowes this evening for some Slug-Be-Gone or something like that.




 
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:57 PM   #13
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My first instinct is to ring the plants with salt, but I don't know what that will do to the soil around my plants. I guess this means a trip to Lowes this evening for some Slug-Be-Gone or something like that.

DO NOT use salt. Salt is toxic to most plants and is cumulative in the soil. They sell Sluggo which I believe is Iron Phosphate.
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DO NOT use salt. Salt is toxic to most plants and is cumulative in the soil. They sell Sluggo which I believe is Iron Phosphate.
I kinda thought it would be bad. Thanks for the confirmation.

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:46 PM   #15
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Some of the slugs killers are simply diatomaceous earth (silica shells of ancient diatoms). To a slug it is the equivalent of "walking" on broken glass. What you don't use in the garden you can use to filter your beer (its what the BMC boys use, or at least used to use)
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:54 PM   #16
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Thanks for all of the replies. I know there are snails around. I have put out a lot of snail bait for them. I would assume that would take care of slugs as well, although I have never seen any of them. There are some big ass black beetles that hang out in my apple tree behind the hops. I didn't suspect them, as they are probably big enough to finish off a hop leaf in a single meal. I know there are ladybugs in the area, but I haven't seen any in my yard. I did look for mites and aphids under the leaves with a 5X magnifier, without finding anything. If it keeps up, I picked up some supposedly fruit and vegetable safe insecticide from HD and will try that. I will also look into the diatomaceous earth.
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:41 PM   #17
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How about dried hot red pepper flakes? I hear slugs/snails stay away from that...

 
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:44 AM   #18
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You saved me the trouble of posting pictures. I have the same problem on all my babies. Just a couple minutes ago i was inspecting the leaves and noticed a little green F*&k*r jump away from the bine. I kept wondering what the problem was for the last couple of weeks and finally got my answer. Can't wait to kill the bastard! By the way this is my first post. Thanks to all for the useful info on the site!!!!

 
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:00 AM   #19

Try my earlier soap suggestion in a garden sprayer. There is nothing to loose doing this. It'll also keep other critters away.

My source of info is from the book "Hombrewers Garden" This is a well known hop growing text.
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I've also read oxyenated soaps (aka oxiclean) in a spray bottle work for killing disease and certian bugs.

Costco online in Canada has preying mantis egg pods for sale..... I just ordered some.

http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product....&topnav=BC&s=1


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