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Old 05-02-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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Is this for slugs? If so is there a certain depth to ensure instant death! I'm overrun by these buggers. Thanks!
This is what you use to kill slugs.

Diatomaceous Earth
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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This is what you use to kill slugs.

Diatomaceous Earth
Mine must be super slugs. I used this a few years ago and still found some. I think cheap beer may be on the menu for them.
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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Woohoo. We already have some tomatoes growing. The long growing season is probably the only reason I like living here, except for being by family of course.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Boo hoo our garden isn't even planted yet. Hopefully this week since last frost date is May 10 and we have had below freezing temps in the past week & a half at night.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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I'm in between psr13 and Jaxson - no tomatoes yet, but I was able to get my garden bed build and filled with good soil. Tomato seedlings are still chilling out on the living room windowsill.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:13 AM
 
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What did I do to kill my tomato plants? I put them in a large container outside in morning sun and a little afternoon sun. We had a LOT of rain last weekend and all of a sudden they just shriveled up and died. One pepper plant did the same thing.

I bought 2 more but I need to know what I did wrong
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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What did I do to kill my tomato plants? I put them in a large container outside in morning sun and a little afternoon sun. We had a LOT of rain last weekend and all of a sudden they just shriveled up and died. One pepper plant did the same thing.

I bought 2 more but I need to know what I did wrong
Could very well be a variety of wilt disease. Can you take one to your county extension office if it does it again. That is usually the best source as it is local for local problems. To much water to quick can wreck havoc more ways than one.

Edit. I used to grow small scale market garden tomatoes on raised beds. Heavy clay soil and it helped control diseased from to much water. On top of this I used black plastic to shed excess water but retain adequate water. Mind works better after morning tea. Growing in pots has never worked for me to any degree of success. Must use fertilizer that is salt free. 1500 plants. HTH.

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Old 05-04-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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What did I do to kill my tomato plants? I put them in a large container outside in morning sun and a little afternoon sun. We had a LOT of rain last weekend and all of a sudden they just shriveled up and died. One pepper plant did the same thing.

I bought 2 more but I need to know what I did wrong
Did the container have enough drainage? The roots could have drowned. If the roots can't get air, they die. I usually put those annoying packing peanuts in the bottom of the container before adding soil to allow some more space for draining. We tend to get some massive downpours where I'm at. I've had luck with that, and haven't lost anything to root rot since I've set up that way. Used to use rocks, but that made the large containers too heavy. Packing peanuts are lighter - just don't use the dissoluble ones!

Hope that helps!
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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Hmm.. I do have some those peanuts so I will empty the container and put those in. The green pepper is gone but I will wait and see how the tomatoes do before trying gp again

Thanks for all the help
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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well I am back from our vacation and the garden is going great, beans up all over the place, tomatoes with a few blooms, squash and cukes coming up and today I bought pepper plants plus some more herbs..I love this time of the year!!!

Nita
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