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Postby dlb » May 15, 2008 10:51 am

I've heard the criticism that Safers/iron phosphate looks like vomit, especially when wet, but then I suppose one runs the same risk with the beer method.

I've often wondereed if iron phosphate would contribute to the nutrition of the soil, especially for clay soils?
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Postby butterfly » May 15, 2008 11:28 am

Beer for slugs looks like beer and nothing else except your dish will be full of slugs in the AM
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Postby Eeyore » May 15, 2008 11:34 am

Can't say I've noticed the vomit look.... but then I do have bark chips down so maybe the pellets fall underneath and I don't notice them. I've wondered the same thing about the soil Dora. I could certainly use the iron boost in my soil. Especially around the roses, and I don't even have slugs in that garden!
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Postby dlb » May 15, 2008 11:40 am

butterfly wrote:Beer for slugs looks like beer and nothing else except your dish will be full of slugs in the AM


I was referring to the effect on the gardener actually.
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Postby dj_backq » May 15, 2008 11:54 am

I think it's the yeast that attracts them.
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Postby bluewillow » May 15, 2008 12:46 pm

Liz, I've heard that your Wetcoast is famous for the big ones .... slugs that is ...... oh, I shudder just thinking about them.

Have read that a section of old hosing works. The slugs crawl in overnight and can be shaken out in the a.m. I've tried the beer but never with much success. Maybe it was the wrong brand.

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