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Something is eating my Hostas

Something is eating my Hostas
Posted by Karen Bright from IN/5 on 2002-03-16 21:19:47

Some of my Hostas are being eaten (the stalks) near the base of the plant. Any idea what it is and how do I get rid of them?
  • ugh, slugs!
    Posted by Niki from Boston zone5 on 2002-06-15 12:28:00

    Quoting Karen Bright: ------------
    -Some of my Hostas are being eaten (the stalks) near the base of the plant. Any idea what it is and how do I get rid of them?

    Hi Karen,
    Slugs are eating your Hosta.
    Ortho slug and snail bait is the best
    cure.
  • Hosta damage
    Posted by Newt from Maryland zone 7 on 2002-04-03 03:57:19

    Quoting Karen Bright: ------------
    -Some of my Hostas are being eaten (the stalks) near the base of the plant. Any idea what it is and how do I get rid of them?

    The two most frequent pests that I can think of for hostas is slugs and dear. The dear would probably chew from the tops as they think hostas are like desert. Slugs usually chew holes in the leaves and stems.

    Let me know which it is and we can come up with a remedy.

    Newt
    • deer repellent, cheap and works
      Posted by yothj (yothj@aol.com) from indiana on 2002-05-01 01:03:18

      Quoting Newt: ------------
      -Quoting Karen Bright: ------------
      -Some of my Hostas are being eaten (the stalks) near the base of the plant. Any idea what it is and how do I get rid of them?

      -The two most frequent pests that I can think of for hostas is slugs and dear. The dear would probably chew from the tops as they think hostas are like desert. Slugs usually chew holes in the leaves and stems.

      -Let me know which it is and we can come up with a remedy.

      -Newt
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