Monday, December 26, 2011
Problem or Opportunity ?
This week in the Garden I noticed a lot of snail damage. I realized that last year at this time we have had 2 hard frosts that had killed all the snails and slugs. Also the fence has been successful at keeping the peacocks out. (Chickens , ducks , geese and peacocks are great organic controls for snails). At my farm in Homestead I don't have a snail problem either because of all the toads. That left me with an opportunity for a learning experience . After a little research online I found that Iron Phosphate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron(III)_phosphate is a good and safe Organic control for snails and slugs . ( Before I buy or use anything I look for the "OMRI" label) ... The Garden looks great , check the salad bar this week !!
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For slugs, beer work really well.ReplyDelete