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Old 06-04-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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I Have Just Moved Them Up To My Porch In Case Some Critter Is Getting At Them - Have Chunks Of Leaves Missing - Not Sure If It's A Bug? Help If You Can - Thanks
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: rain city
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If chunks of leaves are missing, something is eating them. Most likely slugs and/or snails.

Look around in the container on the underside of the plant, between leaves, and the soil near the stem. Bet you find snail[s]. Just one snail can strip a plant in short order.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Caterpillar or slug? I can't stand slugs, ick. If you get slug juice on your fingers you can hardly wash it off.

You can try putting out a shallow dish of beer nearby every night to drown them or buy some slug bait.
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:05 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I had success with this stuff. It is not toxic to humans or pets.
Escar-Go (http://www.gardensalive.com/product.asp?pn=2967&bhcd2=1212663803 - broken link)
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Default Saccharopolyspora spinosa

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I had success with this stuff. It is not toxic to humans or pets.
Escar-Go (http://www.gardensalive.com/product.asp?pn=2967&bhcd2=1212663803 - broken link)
Ooh, thank you for that (Saccharopolyspora spinosa). I think that's the stuff that also works on fire ant mounds in winter.

Couldn't remember it to save my life.
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