|One of my curly leaf hosta Sep 2011 with no treatment|
Well this new tip is a little bit weird too, but it was do-able for me. The author suggested putting crushed egg shells under the plants. The slugs avoid the shells because they are sharp. This made lots of sense to me, and I'm always looking for non-chemical solutions. I have two different types of hosta that are particularly susceptible to the "hole issue," so I tried this new technique on them. It works! The plants that become most holey are variegated leaves with large amounts of white area.
|Here's a curly leaf hosta near my driveway. This one got the first eggshells of the season! Sep 2011|
So, we are eating eggs. Dr. Oz says this is OK!! Saving the shells isn't really a big deal.
- For raw eggs; after I crack the egg and drop it into a bowl, Iswish out the shell and let them dry in a container on the counter.
- For hard boiled eggs; I save the shells as I peel them.
- In several days time the shells dry out and become quite brittle. It is easy to crush them with your hand and take them out to the garden.
|Ann's eggshell collection for 2012|
Look out slugs, next spring you are in trouble!